Wellesley College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Wellesley, MA
Website
www.wellesley.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
2,368
Part-Time Undergrads
114
Setting
Suburban
In-State Tuition
$39,420
Out-of-State Tuition
$39,420
Room & Board
$13,032
Acceptance Rate
35 %
Admission Difficulty
Hard
Average SAT Scores
1940–2210
Average ACT Scores
29–32

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • All on-campus activities are free.
  • The all-women thing
  • Diversity of students, classes, and clubs and activities
  • Excellent professors

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • The all-women thing
  • Few independent living options
  • Getting stressed out by everyone else's stress
  • Limited nightlife

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Wellesley Student Reviews

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5 College Senior

Scholarships: Wellesley is great about financial aid! If you want to be there they will ensure you have the money necessary.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Guys dont go to Wellesley, but you will see them pretty often especially on the weekend.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I really love the campus housing. The buildings are beautiful. My building has awesome custodial staff, but I've also experienced probably the worst.

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: The dining options are repetitive and you get tired of the offerings very quick. I also don't think they pay much attention to cleaning a lot of the vegetables. My friend once found a caterpillar in some greens cooked in Tower.

5 College Senior

Majors: Unlike many schools, declaring a major at Wellesley is extremely easy. All you have to do is select a faculty adviser, have a meeting with them where you go over potential class options and how you plan to fulfill the requirements, and then you take it to the registrars office. Simple as that. I find getting into classes is really easy --- I've never had difficulty getting into a class for my major.

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