Brandeis University is a private research university, established in 1948, with over 3,500 undergraduates. It has a suburban campus located in Waltham, Massachusetts; with miles of woods and trails. It has small class sizes, reputed professors and is nationally-ranked for research. The university has several religious & service organizations, along with student-run performance, media & cultural awareness groups. A large portion of its student body studies abroad during their junior year, with the university placing them in highly ranked study abroad programs. Its students can make use of the Crystal Shuttle, available on weekends, and bike-lending program to commute from and around campus. Students frequent Moody Street for a quick drink or grab a bite at its diners. Notable Brandeis alumni include Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas Friedman and film director Debra Granik. The university, with its tight-knit community and green albeit hilly campus, is a great place to receive a well-rounded education.