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Wellesley College Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses
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Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
After Wellesley College
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
Wellesley College Reviews
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I love the community and the support at Wellesley. From the moment I set foot on Campus, I felt to natural to be in this community. I am currently a freshman but I think Wellesley is growing to be my home. Food is amazing and since we have five dining halls, we can choose to go anywhere. The campus is stunning and is such a safe place to walk around even at like 2 in the morning. The professors are all passionate and willing to give the most in every class. The work load is not small but manageable. They are setting us up for success!
While world-class faculty can be found at any top institution, the expectations of the professors and the self-imposed high standard of achievement among students makes Wellesley intensely and exceptionally challenging. Thus, it's easy think of Wellesley as Hell(esley), but there is a reason why students affectionately refer to their home as Swellesley. Students take pride in how difficult their school is: they don't want an easy degree sending them into a demanding world. Often alumnae credit the academic challenges they faced at Wellesley as fundamental preparation for the challenges they faced in their often accomplished careers. Wellesley's motto is sed ministrare non ministrari, not to be ministered unto but to minister to. Wellesley is not where girls become women, but where women become leaders. Certainly, there is no room for slackers at the top college, but there is also no limit on the achievement of the ambitious, intelligent, and lauded women who continue to attend.
Wellesley has such a unique environment that is definitely incomparable to other schools. It's definitely not for everyone, but if you're someone who is academically inclined, involved in extracurricular activities, and alright with not partying every single day of the week, then it's definitely a school to check out. I think one factor that drives many people away is the "all-women's thing," but I personally don't think that's an issue at all. Coming into Wellesley, I had a boyfriend at a nearby school, but Wellesley students frequently go to MIT, Harvard, and other schools on the weekends. We have a bus that goes to both of these universities literally every hour (or even more frequently on Saturdays), and we have access to both a train and a T (which makes it possible to go to any other school in the Greater Boston area). In our classes, we'll occasionally have students from Babson and Olin as well. There are also so many student organizations at Wellesley, and you'll often have mixers with similar clubs at nearby schools. All students at Wellesley are friendly -- this is something that is definitely special to a close-knit environment, and first-years or sophomores never feel intimidated or threatened by upperclassmen. Additionally, Wellesley has so many traditions which really reinforces the sense of a "sisterhood." When describing my Wellesley experience to friends from other universities, they're jealous of how welcoming and comforting this school truly is. It's almost like "girl's camp" every night -- we have pizza or cooke-making, late nights at cafes, nail-painting and Netflix, mini concerts, or larger parties that draw in guys from surrounding schools. I think that Wellesley's academics are a given (which is why I haven't talked about it too in depth), but essentially every part of Wellesley has made it such a great experience so far.