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Location
Waltham, MA
Undergrads
4,111
Tuition
$39,628
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Weather: It is located on the high altitude and the climate is so awesome to stay during the semester

3 College Freshman

Weather: Typical Northeast weather, hot in the summer and very cold in the winter

3 College Freshman

Weather: Its new england. It changes on the flip of a coin and it is cold in the winter and warm in the summer. It is what it is

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is really nice in the fall and spring months. The winter is pretty brutal, especially if you are not a native New Englander.

3 College Junior

Weather: It's typical New England weather... snowing one day, sunny the next.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 152nd
    Coldest Winters
  • 360th
    Hottest Summers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kat Webber
Hometown
Augusta, ME
Major
Management
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Snow in April and shorts in November—these two events are not all that uncommon of the typical New England weather in Waltham. The area easily sees four very distinct seasons within the school year but with random days of other seasonal weather interspersed. You could be in a winter coat one day and shorts the next. Upon arrival to school in September, shorts and T-shirts are still common, but the change from late summer to fall can occur in an instant. The fall is a beautiful and comfortable time of year; with a slight autumn chill in the air and beautiful fall foliage, the campus really comes alive. Winter is typically brutal, with a few months (usually December–March) of freezing cold temperatures and an always decent amount of snow, meaning winter clothes are a definite necessity. But don't forget shorts or possibly a bikini, there is plenty of sun in the fall and late spring to lounge on the Greenspace and work on that tan.

It is most certainly important to be prepared for all types of weather, from heat to rain to humidity to snow and everything in between. It’s typical New England weather—it can change by the hour.

Facts & Statistics

Temperature Averages
Spring - High: 58 °F
Spring - Low: 36 °F
Summer - High: 81 °F
Summer - Low: 58 °F
Fall - High: 62 °F
Fall - Low: 40 °F
Winter - High: 38 °F
Winter - Low: 19 °F
Precipitation Averages
Spring: 3.99 in./month
Summer: 3.66 in./month
Fall: 4.12 in./month
Winter: 3.88 in./month
What to Pack
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Jeans
  • Rain boots
  • Several types of jackets/coats
  • Shorts
  • Snow boots
  • T-shirts
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