Brandeis is a suburban school right off the commuter rail, which is small and very tight-knit. There are many majors to choose from, and departments in the sciences and economics are very popular amongst students. Brandeis' Judaic Studies department is the largest in New England, boasting a large library of material and research projects. Brandeis students have tons of student-run clubs to get involved in; many students participate in community service organizations or play intramural sports. Professors are easily accessible and caring. Classes are small (except for most intro classes) and teaching assistants are very helpful with difficult work.
Take a tour of Brandeis, the admissions office has a wonderful program in which prospective students can stay a night in a residence with current students--it's a great way to learn more about the school.