Graduate Off-Campus Housing

Skyline Residence HallWhile the main Brandeis campus is based in Waltham, Massachusetts, our graduate students live and study throughout the Waltham and the greater Boston area.  On this website, you will find information to help identify your best housing option.


a iconBefore you start searching for off-campus housing, it's a great idea to evaluate how much you can afford to spend on housing and related expenses.  You can use this online tool of student budget calculator or download this sample budget worksheet and make it your own budget worksheet.

 Download a sample budget worksheet (PDF)

Deciding where to live

map iconYou now have a clear budget, next you need to understand where different housing areas are located in relation to Brandeis’ campus. Searching for 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453 on Google Maps provides a great guide as well.  Greater Boston encompasses a wide variety of neighborhoods that are within easy driving, biking or commuting distance to campus and offer an array of shopping, dining and entertainment venues.

Find Brandeis University in Google Maps

The vast majority of Brandeis graduate students live in Waltham, Brighton and Cambridge. Students often live with a roommate, in a small (1-9 units of condo) apartments that may have 3+ bedrooms.  You can also call/email our OGA office about where Brandeis students live.

Featured Resources

We recommend first starting with these resources; connecting to our Housing Facebook page and List Serve, then taking a look at what some of our featured partners are providing for our graduate students. 

Additional Resources

After reviewing our 'Featured Resources', utlize our partnering real estate agents, as well as the various platforms to seek housing options perfect for you.

Short Term 'One Semester Only' Housing

These partners have confirmed their listed rates for 30+ day agreements, suitable for students seeking housing options for the Fall ‘21 semester only. Additional Fall-term options may potentially be found elsewhere, but if available, will be limited. Please contact the provider directly for questions about their amenities and further information regarding rates. In most cases, you have the option to share the space with another student to split the overall cost.  

Please note that after 90 consecutive nights in a hotel stay, you become tax exempt. Thus, any money spent on the 11.7% hotel tax up to the 90 days will be refunded and you will not be charged tax after that point during your stay.  Please confirm these details, along with any other payment arrangements with your hotel provider prior to booking.


The Office of Graduate Affairs provides information to students as a courtesy to help with finding suitable housing for students attending Brandeis University. The information is for the use of Brandeis students and is only updated periodically.

Brandeis University accepts no responsibility for the reliability of the information provided or those listing with the department. Contact with persons listed herein will be conducted independently of the university. Brandeis University will not be involved in any negotiations between you (the leaseholder) and any land owner, property owner, student, prospective student or realtor.