Location
Wellesley, MA
Undergrads
2,368
Tuition
$39,420
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 698 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Everyone mostly lives on campus

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living rooms and outdoor aesthetics are beautiful. The rooms can often be small though. Shower areas could be cleaner.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very diverse. Mostly everyone is liberal though. Conservative views often aren't respected in the way they should be though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: If you are generally respectful of your peers you will not get in trouble.

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: You almost always have to go off campus to party. It's what you make of it.

College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship, but I would like one.

College Sophomore

Majors: I am currently undeclared; however, I would like to major in Music. Because the music major is not the most popular major at my school, I feel it will not be extremely difficult to get in the program. I have currently taken several courses on the right track toward my major. Taking the required courses early give an advantage to being admitted into the major. Perhaps an abnormal application process would include some kind of audition, but I am not entirely certain.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Unlimited dining at any dining hall. Buffet style. Lots of variety, though they don't always get the ethnic foods quite right.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Professors are always super helpful. Sometimes it's hard to balance all the work you're given but you definitely learn a lot no matter what.

College Sophomore

Majors: It's relatively easy to get into any major. You don't have to declare until the end of sophomore year and there aren't specific programs to apply to.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: There are an abundance of neuroscience majors, so the neuroscience department is quite big and also a lot of fun. Professors are always willing to meet with you and provide extra help through tutoring sessions.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Super diverse student body. There are always people willing to share their experiences so that others know more about how people different from them are treated. This can result in movements, or at the very least, empathy.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: We rely heavily upon the honor code here. Violating it can have severe consequences, including meeting with the honor code council.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: There are enough events happening on campus that can cater to everyone. Usually, it's not necessary to go off campus to engage in fun activities. Traditions are well-kept.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: It's a women's college, which seems difficult to get used to at first but is actually really great. There's something about an all-women liberal arts college that allows the education and student life to be very eye-opening. You'll definitely learn a lot about things you've never considered.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are many people highly involved in sports. Our crew team seems really intense, from an outsider's perspective. There's no consequence for not being involved.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of student-friendly stores and a mix of chains and local restaurants.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Each dorm has its own perks but also downfalls. For example, some dorms are really spacious, but far from many of the academic buildings. Other dorms are closer to more of the buildings, but have somewhat smaller rooms. Usually everyone ends up liking where they live regardless of whether or not it was their first choice, though.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are basically no parties on campus. But there is easy access to a lot of parties off campus. You have to get on the bus though.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's great if you are interested in dating girls. There are tons of girls who date girls, and there's a wide range of looks and interests among these girls. If you are a straight girl, it's way, way harder.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most people drink, but often in a very low-key way. There are barely any big parties on campus. Drug use is very low.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is extremely safe with very little crime. The police are pretty visible and always make me really nervous. The health center is not very helpful and is never open at good hours.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The workload is ridiculous at times but classes are very small. Professors for the most part are brilliant and interesting. Registration is not that bad, even if you mess up you can change your schedule relatively easily. It's very popular to study science and economics/political science and those types of subjects.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: It is pretty diverse but there are still a lot of rich, white, straight people. There are definitely a lot of non-straight, non-cisgender people. That is probably the strongest community.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is fine, some dorms have big rooms and some have tiny rooms. It's all a trade-off though because some dorms are very quiet and boring and far away from everything else on campus.

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Lauren Foster
Hometown
Safety Harbor, FL
Major
English & Cinema and Media Studies
Grad Year
2014
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The nightlife stinks, it's too darn strict, and students constantly battle the fear of four years of celibacy. Hold on, why do Wellesley students love this place again? Oh, right—the academics rock, it's possible to make shockingly amazing friends, the campus is gorgeous, and graduates wind up with a prestigious name on their diplomas. Some students might feel they're missing out by coming to Wellesley, while others say they're gaining incredible resources of support, critical thinking, and endurance. Whether or not they're happy about it, this latter group is right.

A community like Wellesley College would be difficult to achieve in a coed environment because living at Wellesley is like living with 2,300 sisters—you complain, you fight, and you talk about sex in ridiculously frank ways. You hate and love each other at the same time. Wellesley is intense and bizarre, both restrictive and liberating. Students learn to adapt, or they learn to overcome. Most importantly, though, they become Wellesley women—an unexplainably close bond that they hold with all of their sisters who have attended this fine institution.

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