Waltham and Boston

You might not have heard of Waltham before you started looking at Brandeis, but this historic New England town has tons to offer. Check out the restaurants that line Moody Street, which includes one of the Boston area’s best restaurants, The Backroom at Moody’s, as well as local favorite In a Pickle, serving decadent breakfast delights. Waltham has options for your every desire, from tacos to Thai food, sopressata sandwiches at Domenic’s to a scoop of homemade ice cream at Lizzy’s.

To work off those calories, try renting a kayak on the Charles River, or taking a walk along the trail—you might even see some swans or a beaver! Catch a movie at the Embassy Theater, or volunteer at More than Words bookstore to help empower local youth. All of this is just a free BranVan ride or walk away once you finish up your classes for the day.

But what about Boston, you might ask? You’re just a quick train, car or shuttle trip from seeing some of the best sports teams in the nation, walking the iconic Freedom Trail that traces the start of the American Revolution or checking out the cutest seals outside the New England Aquarium. Brandeis’ proximity to Boston means you have opportunities to take on valuable internships across a variety of fields, whether during the school year or over the summer. Conduct health research at some of the top hospitals in the world; work with a socially conscious startup; intern at a major nonprofit like Oxfam America or company like Reebok; or learn from civil servants in every branch of government. 

Brandeis offers the best of both worlds: We’re situated in a town with everything you need day-to-day—but our location in a major metropolitan area means your opportunities to explore are boundless.

Moody Street in WalthamWaltham named best place to live in Massachusetts by Money and Realtor.com

"One of the oldest cities in America, Waltham is located on the Charles River just 10 miles from central Boston. Its easy access to Route 128, the Massachusetts Turnpike, and Route 2—not to mention an MBTA station—makes commuting relatively easy..." (Read the rest here.)