Total undergraduate costs for nine-month academic year, 2016–2017 are about $70,000 for a non-resident living on-campus. This sum includes tuition and fees - about $50,000 per year, books and supplies - $1,500, room and board - $14,000, personal and transportation costs - $2,500.
The university is located in Waltham, Massachusetts. It is 14 km west of Boston and is accessible through Brandeis/Roberts station on the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, a free shuttle that services Boston and Cambridge (Harvard Square) Thursday through Sunday, the nearby above ground Riverside subway station on the Green Line, and the 553 MBTA Bus. Boston is also the nearest city with an airport.