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Wellesley, MA
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Best Of

Highest Grades

  1. 1
    The academic program
  2. 2
    Good alumni connections
  3. 3
    Movie nights in Sorenson rock
  4. 4
    Technology is constantly being updated.
  5. 5
    Internet in classrooms and wireless in dorms
  6. 6
    The Pub. Enough said.
  7. 7
    Late-night parties in the suites
  8. 8
    BDE performances are great at bringing students together.
  9. 9
    The people are very studious, but not to the point that it damages the social atmosphere.
  10. 10
    Intramural sports

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
94% of students return after their first year.
Proven Success
90% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Easy Financial Aid Process
64% of students surveyed told us that the financial aid process went smoothly and they received the financial aid they needed.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Big Dorms
88% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
74% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Easy to Get By on a Student's Budget
58% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was better than average.
Safe Campus
80% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
60% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
50% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 53/47 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
87% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-62% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

Lowest Grades

  1. 1
    The business classes are top-notch, but the liberal arts programs suck.
  2. 2
    Some foreign professors are hard to understand.
  3. 3
    Too many fire alarms on the weekends
  4. 4
    A lot of people smoke. It takes some getting used to.
  5. 5
    Not enough quality guys to go around
  6. 6
    The weather is hot, cold, anything but predictable.
  7. 7
    Trim Hall has room for improvement.
  8. 8
    The workload is tough to get used to.
  9. 9
    There is a lack of 24-hour eateries.
  10. 10
    Some rooms don't have air-conditioning.

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $41,888, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $8,860.
Don't Move Off Campus
Average off-campus housing is a steep $13,730.
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