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.