Prospective Students

Ways to Learn More

Talk to a Student

We're all more than happy to talk to you about the college decision process and why we chose Brandeis. Email us to let us know that you'd like to speak to a student, and we can help connect you with someone that can help you!

Tour Brandeis

Sign up to come on a tour of Brandeis. Let us know you are coming - we'd love to set you up with someone in BOO to grab coffee or lunch with after your tour

Visit for a Shabbat

1. Students must reach out to Brandeis MINIMUM two full weeks before intending to visit. This can be done by filling out this form Shabbat Visit to Brandeis Admissions Form . This form MUST be filled out for safety purposes and so that the Brandeis Admissions department has a record of who is visiting.

2. Students interested in coming for Shabbat must email themselves in order to have meals organized for themselves. Hillel closes meal sign-ups on Tuesday night and therefore visitors must email by Tuesday (the latest) of the week they are interested in coming.  

3. Students will be contacted by Shoshana Solomon once the  Shabbat Visit to Brandeis Admissions Form is filled out. She will make sure that sleeping arrangements are made. If there is a student who wants to make their own sleeping arrangements, that is perfectly fine, however, the Shabbat Visit to Brandeis Admissions Form  must still be filled out and I must be notified of where/who they are staying with.

4. Any student wishing to come to Brandeis for a Shabbat MUST be responsive via email with a 24 hour turnaround. If students are not responding to being contacted after submitting a form, she will assume they are not coming and arrangements will not be made. 

We are very excited to have you visit Brandeis for Shabbat! BOO hopes to give every student interested in visiting Brandeis a great experience, and in order to do that, proper communication and arrangements must be made well in advance. Shabbat visits are run completely by volunteers in the BOO community, and BOO must ensure that hosts, Hillel, and the University are given notice of visitors and are prepared to host any future students. Please email if you have any questions about any off this. 

What we love about Brandeis

Jewish Life - Learning

Ilana Epstein

Ilana Epstein '25

New Jersey, Ma'ayanot

Jewish Life - Minyan & Dining

Sam Schair

Sam Schair '22

Westchester, RAMAZ

Jewish Life - BOO & Hillel

Adena Cohen

Adena Cohen '24

Long Island, HANC

Community & Warmth

Sarah Solon

Sarah Solon '25

Atlanta, Atlanta Jewish Academy


Justin Sohn

Justin Sohn '22

New Jersey, The Frisch School

Endless Opportunities

Menucha Krinsky

Menucha Krinsky '24

Providence, Maimonides

Jewish Life - Chabad

Mikey Schwartz

Michael Schwartz '24

Boston, Maimonides

Jewish Life - JLIC

Shira Stein

Shira Stein '25

Philadelphia, Barrack

Jewish Life - Extracurriculars 

My Movie 27.mp4

Joseph Levine '25

Chicago, Ida Crown

Israel on Campus

Neima Fax

Neima Fax '25

Los Angeles, Shalhevet

Pre-Professional Tracks

Jason Dayan

Jason Dayan '23

Brooklyn, Flatbush

Social Life

Frances Hoffen

Frances Hoffen '22

Orlando, Lake Mary High School

Tell me everything I need to know! 

Brandeis In A Nutshell

Founded in 1948 by the American Jewish communtiy, Brandeis University is a top tier research university with a liberal arts feel. Brandeis has over 40 majors and 50 minors in a range of fields, including sciences, social sciences, humanities and creative arts. Brandeis is an academically rigorous university with a caring and collaborative atmosphere. Many students participate in research in the dozens of reasearch centers on campus, while also taking leadership roles in the over 200 on campus clubs.

Located in Waltham, Massachussets, Brandeis is about a 20 minute drive from downtown Boston. Brandeis provides free shuttles into Waltham, Boston and Cambridge, giving students the opportunity to explore the area surrounding the campus.

Most students live on campus for their entire Brandeis experience, and this is mostly because of the community here. The Brandeis community is a very close, tight-knit community, so there is next to no reason to live any further than you need to. Brandeis has two kosher dining options, with one dining hall serving a full kosher buffet for 3 meals a day, in addition to a deli. The on campus convenience store also has a bunch of snacks, sandwiches, deli and much more. This is all in addition to a local kosher market and many kosher restaurants in the area.