Wellesley, MA
Wellesley College


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Recent Reviews

Brynne
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Wellesley has a wonderful campus and great academic programs. Students can learn in small classroom settings and really get t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Wellesley has a wonderful campus and great academic programs. Students can learn in small classroom settings and really get to know classmates and professors. Wellesley is close to Boston, so students have the opportunity to go into the city or Cambridge via shuttle. Overall, great academics, studious student body, and stressful women at times.

Ana
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Wellesley College is academically challenging. There is a high sense of sibling hood and community across campus, which makes...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Wellesley College is academically challenging. There is a high sense of sibling hood and community across campus, which makes it easy to cope with the academic rigor. Wellesley College offers many opportunities for personal, academic and personal growth. You can create your own courses, make your own major, create your own summer project (which will be funded), and so much more. They are very generous with financial aid. As a first generation college student, their financial aid has allowed me to achieve my goal of attending college. I have a few complains. If you come from a city, the food seems very limited. The school serves a good variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. however the menu lacks comfort food dishes. The school is an hour away from the city, and if you are an urban person like me, the change of scenery can make you quite homesick. The campus is so beautiful. We have our own lake! Sometimes I just miss the hustle and bustle of the big city and it has taken me a while to make this adjustment. Overall though, Wellesley College is a great school for young womxn to attend.

Isabella
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I applied to Wellesley because it fit every logistic I felt I needed to be able to survive college: need-blind applications, ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I applied to Wellesley because it fit every logistic I felt I needed to be able to survive college: need-blind applications, 100% of need-based financial aid awarded, a wide variety of student-run organizations, small class sizes, amazing faculty, and lots of opportunity. When I got to Wellesley this summer, I received all of that- but I also got so much more. I walked into an environment set around community. I was instantly surrounded by upperclasswomen and faculty that were determined to support me in my college experience. Wellesley College itself is very focused on giving women from all different demographics personalized aid so everyone who desires will have the same opportunities: Wellesley is one of the few institutions I have experience with that is focused on equity across demographics rather than just having multiple demographics. Personally, I am first-generation college student. Before I even stepped foot on campus for my first day of orientation, I was invited to be a part of a program called WellesleyPlus that is designed to be a support network for first-gen students. They are dedicated to offering us as many resources we need and to inspire us to be the first in our families to finish college. But the best thing about programs like this is the aforementioned community. I have never felt more at home than at programs like WellesleyPlus. And this feeling doesn’t end there- I walk into my dorm, across campus, or even into classes I’m taking just to fill a distribution requirement and I feel like I am at a home away from home. I could go on and on about class size and student to faculty ratios but an admissions pamphlet could do that. No amount of pamphlets or campus tours can truly capture the community and family that I have found at Wellesley.

Madeline
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My impressions before coming to this school were lukewarm, but I was drawn to the strong academic programs and reputation. I ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My impressions before coming to this school were lukewarm, but I was drawn to the strong academic programs and reputation. I saw the school as competitive and uptight, and so far my impressions have been confirmed. Nobody speaks to each other in my classes, nor in any of my friends' classes. Students obsess over grades and race to be the most overbooked on campus. The academics are great, social life outside of class is pretty good, but people come here for capital S Success, and do not seem to have a collaborative mindset in class.

nattie
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They aren't kidding when they say Wellesley is for a very specific sort of person. Wellesley's campus has its own particular ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

They aren't kidding when they say Wellesley is for a very specific sort of person. Wellesley's campus has its own particular aesthetic, and the students match--we're beautifully put together and collegiate on the outside, but -here and there- failing on the inside. Don't get me wrong, in comparison to other schools the facilities are excellent, but here and there you will see some flaws. The academics are truly incredible and you will not find such caring teachers anywhere else, but beware of grade-deflation (though the admin is talking of getting rid of it soon, there's hope!)

Lola
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I hate it but I love it and I really want to graduate from here but I don't want to actually go through the 4 years here. The...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I hate it but I love it and I really want to graduate from here but I don't want to actually go through the 4 years here. The academics are off the charts but the social scene makes me cringe and Wellesley town sucks but Boston is great but Wellesley is close and Boston is so far away.

Lindsey
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So here's the deal. Wellesley is for a very specific type of person. You have to be enormously academically motivated; grade ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

So here's the deal. Wellesley is for a very specific type of person. You have to be enormously academically motivated; grade deflation is a huge thing here. I had a 4.2 in high school and am scraping for a 3.7 at Wellesley. The social scene is also basically nonexistent. Sure, you can go off campus into Cambridge and party, but on-campus it's basically a dead zone unless you join a society, which are kind of like sororities. It's also crazy expensive and the administration doesn't do a great job of responding to student concerns. However, for the right people, Wellesley can be an absolute haven. I've met my absolute best friends there, and it's an environment that I thrive in. Once you find your place at Wellesley, you're surrounded by an incredible, welcoming community. Their academic program is world-class, and we have distinguished speakers from all over the globe coming in on a weekly basis. Also, the alum network and the Wellesley name-brand open up a lot of doors for research/jobs that might be hard to get in other places. The food is good as long as you're not a picky eater.

Chandler
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Wellesley is an amazing and extremely special place. The academics are second to none and the people are phenomenal. It's a d...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Wellesley is an amazing and extremely special place. The academics are second to none and the people are phenomenal. It's a diverse and supportive environment overall. There are so many opportunities for growth, both personally and academically. The campus is also beautiful.

Anya
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Overall, Wellesley College is a great place to be for any woman. Class discussions are vibrant and interesting, the professor...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, Wellesley College is a great place to be for any woman. Class discussions are vibrant and interesting, the professors really care about both what they're teaching and the people they're teaching to, and the campus itself is incredibly beautiful (exploring is a really soothing way to spend a few stress-free hours). They also do a better job than most of taking care of students with dietary restrictions or other health needs, which shows just how much the administration cares about its student body.

Shruti
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Wellesley College is a great place for students who are motivated, compassionate and looking for a tight-knight community. Ac...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Wellesley College is a great place for students who are motivated, compassionate and looking for a tight-knight community. Academics is rigorous but gratifying. We learn a lot from discussions that happen in the classroom and outside. Although we do not have a greek life, the college has societies and you do not have to go to far to find a good party

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