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Wellesley College Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Undergrads in College Housing
98%
Average Housing Cost
$8,824 / year
Poll
82%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 44 responses
Poll
84%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 68 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$8,272 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 43 responses
  • Lulu Chow Wang
    37%
  • Bates and Stone-Davis Dining Halls
    30%
  • Pomeroy
    12%
  • Tower Dining Hall
    12%
  • El Table
    5%
  • Cafe Hoop
    2%
  • Collins Cafe
    2%
76%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 50 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade B+
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade B+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 37 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    49%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    32%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    14%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    5%

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Safety

Safety
grade A minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
100%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 43 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 32 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    63%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    34%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    3%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 38 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    47%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    50%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    3%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 67 responses
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    1%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    66%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    33%
Men's Varsity Sports
No data available  
Women's Varsity Sports
No data available  

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 43 responses
  • Scream Tunnel
    14%
  • Hoop Rolling
    12%
  • Lake Day
    12%
  • Ruhlman and Tanner Conferences
    12%
  • Spring Weekend
    12%
  • Walk Around the Lake
    12%
  • Class Tree
    9%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade C
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 52 responses
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    6%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    21%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    38%
  • Parties? What parties?
    35%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 21 responses
  • Marathon Monday
    52%
  • Remix
    43%
  • Halloween
    5%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
No data available  
Women in Sororities
No data available  
66%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 32 responses

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