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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.

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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Wellesley is all women. The students at Wellesley are all eager to learn and support others to do the same. The academic environment is one of the best I have ever experienced. Socially, everyone involves themselves in the groups that most interest them and over-scheduling is very common. Everyone is eager to lend a hand and help to make Wellesley an even better place for all.

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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.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: While there are multiple gender identities on campus, tho is classified as a women's college.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I go to an all girls school, so there are no guys on campus. However, the girls are very friendly and great to be around.

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While resisting the request to sum up the cool quotient of their fellow students, Wellesley women did not hold back on their critiques of the area men. The dating pool tends to be guys from Boston-area schools, so there's a range. Wellesley even has a T-shirt that sums up the common opinion of MIT guys: "MIT: where the odds are good, but the goods are odd." Wellesley women also date men from Harvard, BC, BU, Northeastern, Berklee (music school), Babson, or any number of the dozens of schools in the area.

Wellesley has bois (transgender students), but no boys. The girls run the gamut from frumpy to gorgeous, but on the whole,  they are smart, and this wins them serious points. They also tend to be passionate, which is excellent, although too much earnestness can get grating. Lesbians seem to be happy with the dating pool, and heterosexuals seem thrilled with the friends they've made.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Health Services provides birth control, as well as STI tests. Oral contraceptives, the Ortho-Evra patch, Depo Provera, the Nuva ring, diaphragms, Lunelle, and the morning-after pill are available. Dorm Health Representatives and SHEs (Sexual Health Educators) give out free condoms.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Frat parties
  2. On-campus parties (society parties, Dyke Ball, Tower Court)
  3. Bars or clubs in Boston
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Spoonholder benches by the lake
  2. The roof of the Science Center
  3. The arboretum
  4. Dorm laundry rooms
  5. Green Beach
  6. The boathouse dock
  7. In an academic building (Women's Studies department gets extra points)
Social Scene
Wellesley has several different social scenes. Some heterosexual students throw themselves into the MIT frat scene, while others keep a cynical distance and agonize over their lack of coed interaction. Most find their groove, however, whether it's lots of girls' nights out (or in), or alternative male contact through extracurricular activities, friends of friends, or chance meetings. Those who are, as one student put it, of "the girl-kissing persuasion," find a welcoming social community.
Hookups or Relationships?
Many students complain that while it is easy to find men to hook up with, it's not nearly so easy to make male friends or develop long-term relationships. And despite jokes about lesbians' tendency to commit to a lifetime on the first date, many members of the queer community say the same thing. Nevertheless, it seems like Wellesley women do pretty well for themselves, and a good number are in committed relationships.
Dress Code
Class-wear really varies. Some wear pajamas (almost out of a feeling of obligation-it is a women's college, after all), while others dress up in Gucci. Most, however, stick to jeans and sweaters. There are jokes that the Science Center is the realm of the Wolf Shirt Girl (an official Wellesley Type, replete with tapered, pleated jeans, Keds, long straggly hair, and an over-sized T-shirt), while econ majors please the profs with sweater sets and pearls. On big nights out, black sparkly outfits fill the F#%! Truck.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 11 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 32 responses

  • 25% Long-distance relationship
  • 19% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 13% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 9% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 6% Casual dating at your school
  • 6% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 6% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 5% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 5% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 5% None

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 100% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 0% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 32 responses

  • 16% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 50% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 31% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 3% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.


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