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Reviews 507 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: The classes are extremely engaging and there are a wide variety of classes to choose from. The professors know what they are doing and seem to want to help every student. Class sizes are small, so all students have equal opportunities.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: The Center for Work and Service is a great resource for students and allows students to have personalized premed advisers. The alumni network is extremely strong and their are many opportunities for research on campus.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. All of the paths are very well lit and crime is not common.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Housing is extremely pricey and the meal plan is necessary for all students. The rooms are a little small and some of the buildings are starting to show their age.

4 College Student

Athletics: There are many opportunities for students to participate in sports on campus. The equipment and facilities are well kept.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: The professors here are excellent. From the moment you step into their rooms, they are extremely welcoming and willing to help you.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: No one cares about athletics, but the gym is nice

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I would not want my child to go here.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I have loved every professor I've had at Wellesley, without exception. They are devoted, brilliant, and incredibly attentive to the student body. Think of it this way: They could have chosen to teach at a large university where TAs do a ton of the grading and grunt work, but they chose to come to Wellesley where their day-to-day workload and interactions with students is so much higher.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: When people hear the Wellesley name, there is recognition. I've held many wonderful internships and have landed a great job for after graduation.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: We leave our doors unlocked, usually. It's that safe.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I lived in Tower Hall in a wonderful room that overlooked the lake. Our RA held many really cute events, and I felt very close to my neighbors.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: The best professors, the most beautiful campus, and like-minded overachievers. I loved it here.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: No one pays particular attention, but I think we all support our fellow student athletes.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Both parties (frat or otherwise) and clubs/dance halls are pretty easy to get to if you're willing to spend an hour on the Senate Bus.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: I actually really enjoy the way the party scene is kept distinct from 'campus life' - if you want, you can turn up all weekend in Boston, but if you want a quiet weekend in it's very easy.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: There's a pretty significant but largely manageable workload. Don't take more than one lab your first semester, and don't try to 'challenge yourself' with more than four classes before you know you can handle it.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Wellesley is amazing with regards to sex/gender/sexual orientation diversity, and is making strides in other areas. Islamophobia remains a commonly cited problem with campus culture, but while a problem, the perpetrators are a small but vocal and largely anonymous minority.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Wellesley is a very safe place with regards to alcohol use - there is alcohol, but it's not easy to obtain, and no one will judge you negatively if you don't go that direction.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't always had the best experiences with Health Services, but I don't like working with doctors and they make the process as painless as possible. Make sure you ask how much tests cost before you agree to them!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have met amazing professors and learned just as much in their classes from the students - everyone here is just so incredibly smart, and has such interesting stories to tell!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: CWS is amazing with regards to internships - sometimes it can be slow to get info back, but overall they are extremely helpful. I know there are some complaints about grade deflation, but a 3.0 at Wellesley is worth a 3.5 at a state school in terms of the opportunities it opens up.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I lived in Dower House, and honestly I had the most amazing experience as a first year! We don't get a lot of love from the community at large, but there's an abundance of friendship and support no matter what part of the campus you're housed in!

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I actually really love that we don't have a greek life on campus - there are lots of alternatives for that sort of scene off-campus.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I adore the volleyball team and have been to most games! There's not an ENORMOUS turn out, but there are always students ready to support their friends and siblings.

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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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