Wellesley College Reviews
Rating 3.74 out of 5 590 reviews
Attending Wellesley was one of the best decisions I've made. Professors were extremely caring and nurturing, I was able to grow as a student and as a person and we had a major city right at our doorstep. Wellesley challenged me to think critically but gave me the space to learn my method of doing so. Most importantly though, attending Wellesley gave me a life long community of strong women who continue to support me personally and professionally. I cant speak more highly of my experience.
There was no online learning available when I attended the college. There wasn't that option because the majority of students live on campus
Wellesley was a wonderful college to attend for undergrad. The campus is gorgeous and its conveniently located near Boston.
Wellesley was only online during Spring 2020 due to the Covid 19 pandemic. During that time, Wellesley did a great job keeping students engaged.
I lived on campus and there were no online classes when I was in college. I am giving this 3 stars since...this review demands I provide a rating.
Wellesley was an incredible experience for me. It provided me with a nurturing environment that encouraged me to pursue both academic excellence and extracurricular interests. The campus is gorgeous and I met wonderful schoolmates, some who are my closest friends today, decades later. Most of my professors were excellent and rigorous and highly dedicated to their field. I could not have imagined a more ideal place for me during those formative years transitioning from living at my family home to becoming an adult.
Learning online was difficult and Wellesley's policy of removing grades hurt my gpa by not allowing courses I did well in to show. Overall, its harder to stay engaged online.
Beautiful campus. Lots of resources are available for students, especially research and labs for STEM majors. There are also programs for low-income/first gen individuals that are really helpful. The students also look out for eachother for the most part.
Wellesley is incredibly responsive. Their interviews, virtual tours and such are really helpful given that visiting the campus is not an option for many students.
Overall I’ve had a pretty negative experience at Wellesley. I therefore caution enrolling in the school for the following reasons. Although this is a very prestigious college, outside of academics it is an incredibly depressing place as most of the social life occurs off campus. There should always be a good balance in whatever school you go to both academically and socially. The career center is very unhelpful and doesn’t know anymore than a student who does basic research for internships. At the core of my negative experience is how the Administration handles issues. They make several decisions without student input. If you ever have a problem with one of your classes or a professor, good luck getting it solved. You’ll be thrown around to several different apartments with no one adequately addressing the issue.I only stayed here for the great financial aid that I received however if I paid close to full price I would transfer in a heartbeat.
The administration handled the switch to online courses poorly. Without student input, they went ahead and had mandatory credit-non courses a.k.a. no letter grades. For people applying to graduate school they’re basically screwed. Other schools gave students the option to have letter grades or credit-non. There was even a petition to have letter grades but the administration ignored it. While other colleges decreased tuition during the pandemic , W increased it. Again without student input, they changed the academic calendar about three times during the school year causing students to reevaluate their future plans.
Feels like you are really connecting with the teachers and they are always willing to help you! They are extremely understanding and caring!
Professors adjusted well and were very understanding. Online classes decreased workload, but I heard it was difficult for those on opposite timezones.
I've loved Wellesley College so far, such a beautiful campus with great academics and friendly, smart students.
I took my last semester partly online because of COVID. Can't say what they'll do in the future, but it was adequate.
I learned a lot, both in and out of the classroom, which sounds like the biggest cliche. However, I really did make friends that I know I'll have for the rest of my life. Even though my senior year was ruined by COVID, I know that I'll always love Wells. Would highly recommend taking a Calderwood seminar (writing-based seminars). I took two and my favorite was economic journalism with Prof. Dan Sichel. 10/10 would recommend Wellesley.