YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 514 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

{{ error }}
close
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors are so passionate and intelligent that I have a lot of respect for them. The courses are not very varied but all of them are rigorous and inspiring. The class sizes are perfect for students to actively engage in, which is a big part of learning in my opinion.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Alumni network is very very strong and many internship or job opportunities are shared easily throughout campus. Also this school has a huge reputation so i feel confident about getting a job following my graduation.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. There's always a variety of staff who care about the students' well being in all kinds of ways. I feel very supportive by many services provided by the school.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The resident community is very supportive and strong. Some dorms are very old, so many of them are not so clean to live in. I wish there were more housing products given in the dorms like paper towels and more often cleaning for the bathrooms.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: We do not have Greek life, but we have many different societies and sisterhood that are big on campus.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The school is a Division III school, so sports aren't too competitive. However, the sports facilities are new and nice for both athletes and non-athletes. The school also wants you to find a balance between academics and self-care to make sure students get enough exercise.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is very supportive of its students. It's heavily student-oriented and wants the best for its students. Small classes work better because professors can get to know students better and these relationships lead to healthy class environment.

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

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

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

3 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
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.

1 person found this useful Report
5 Recent Alumnus

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

2 people found this useful Report
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.

2 people found this useful Report
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.

5 people found this useful Report
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.

5 people found this useful Report
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.

5 people found this useful Report
{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Students Often Come From

Photos More photos . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At Wellesley College

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!