Wellesley College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (5)
Wellesley has Fantastic academics, a beautiful campus, top notch professors and highly competitive students
I loved my school. It was a beautiful campus with lots of amazing people. The faculty and staff are fantastic and supportive. The student body is fairly diverse and there is a breadth of students sports, clubs, and other activities. There are many opportunities for leadership development and in general the school is small enough that all students are able to feel like they have a voice. It is also very LGBTQ friendly.
Wellesley is an amazing college in terms of academics, faculty, equipment, etc., but make no mistake -- the fact that it is a women's institution is what really sets it apart. Not only are many classes taught with a gender studies slant -- even in science and math classes, women and their contributions to the field are often highlighted -- but the simple fact of being surrounded by so many uniquely talented and capable women causes even unconscious biases to slough off one's mind. You never have to ask, "But can women do X?" -- women are doing X, and what's more, you have no choice but to see it. The faculty is also overwhelmingly female.
The small class sizes are amazing - you get a lot of personal attention. Most of the students live on campus so there is a great atmosphere. People can be very competitive, which at times is a problem, but there are all types of people so it's easy to find a group you click with. You will have to work very hard to keep up, so be prepared. But there are lots of opportunities to enjoy yourself, especially with the close proximity to Boston.
A unique experience, and rewarding for those who find a single-sex learning environment comfortable. The small campus and intimate faculty to student ratio foster a feeling of a comfortable community.