The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    All on-campus activities are free.
  2. 2
    The all-women thing
  3. 3
    Diversity of students, classes, and clubs and activities
  4. 4
    Excellent professors
  5. 5
    Gorgeous campus and buildings
  6. 6
    Located near the city but in a beautiful setting
  7. 7
    Strong alumnae network
  8. 8
  9. 9
    The Wellesley name and reputation
  10. 10
    Small class sizes
  11. 11
    Center for Work and Service to help find jobs and internships
  12. 12
    Safety, quiet, peacefulness
  13. 13
    Sense of sisterhood

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
93% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 8 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
92% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Knowledgeable Professors
100% of students surveyed rated the general knowledge of professors as above average.
Low-Stress Course Load
58% of students surveyed rated the manageability of work as above average.
Big Dorms
61% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
85% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
90% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Campus Pride
50% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Help Finding a Job or Internship
50% of students surveyed said that the career center is very helpful and provides services to students beyond help landing a job.
Strong Alumni Network
82% of students surveyed said the alumni network is very strong and involved in activities on campus.
Learn from the Best
96% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 68% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Cheap Living Off Campus
Off-campus housing is only $1,800 on average.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 3% of students transfer out.
Extremely Diverse
One of the most racially diverse campuses-57% of students are minorities.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    The all-women thing
  2. 2
    Few independent living options
  3. 3
    Getting stressed out by everyone else's stress
  4. 4
    Limited nightlife
  5. 5
  6. 6
    Negative on-campus rhetoric
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  8. 8
    Very strict campus-especially the alcohol policy
  9. 9
    The weather
  10. 10
    No support for athletics
  11. 11
    Mandatory meal plan
  12. 12
    Living in the "Wellesley Bubble"

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $39,420, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Expensive to Just Get By
55% of students surveyed felt that the amount it costs to live while at school was worse than average.
Expensive Dorms
Living on campus doesn't come cheap, with an average housing price tag of $6,614.
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