Wellesley College Reviews

  • 11 Reviews
  • Wellesley (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $53,732
100% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Michelle Quin
  • Reviewed: 12/5/2019
  • Degree: Computer Science
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Wellesley College was a wonderful institution with very small class sizes (10-30 students per class on average). You really get to know your professors well, and the liberal arts environment means that you can experiment with what classes you want to take. I went into Wellesley determined to be an English major and was very averse to STEM; I left a Computer Science major having done three summer internships and studied abroad at the University of Oxford in the UK. Coming from California, Boston was already a huge leap across the country and adjusting my first year at Wellesley was extremely difficult, but there are so many wonderful resources and peers there that make Wellesley special. I absolutely don't regret going, as otherwise I wouldn't have ever realized my love for the technology field (I'm even doing a graduate degree in Computer Science now!), and it was thanks to Wellesley that I got amazing summer opportunities such as interning at Lenovo in Shanghai and for the NSF in Germany. In essence, Wellesley is a beautiful campus with unparalleled resources and plenty of chances to figure out what it is you want to do in life."
Emily Liao
  • Reviewed: 8/12/2019
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"Everywhere I looked during undergrad, I was met with powerful, driven women. Known as the Wellesley Effect, its capped by our motto, Not to be ministered unto, but to minister, emphasizing our ability to use our education to challenge authority and promote change. It is at Wellesley that I dismissed the shaking fear of judgement that barred me from asking questions in the past. There, I became confident in my ability to think and speak critically, priming me to be a leader ready to stand up for the causes I care about. In the classroom, Wellesley's professors are focused primarily on providing quality education rather than on research as is the case in many large research institutions. Their hard work and investment of time into preparing their lectures renders the liberal arts experience unique and refreshing. Furthermore, outside of the classroom, Wellesley has a plethora of extracurricular activities spanning all interests and talents. It's a fountain of opportunity that, though competitive, never stops giving; for instance, our close ties to Boston and Cambridge allow students to easily escape from the suburbs into the cities."
RO
  • Reviewed: 12/29/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
  • Graduation Year: 2003
"As of of the nations leading liberal arts colleges, Wellesley College provides its students with an extraordinary undergraduate education. Wellesley professors are typically academic leaders in their field and are exceptionally generous in offering personal guidance and attention to students. While classes are academically rigorous, they are also intimate, which allows for meaningful (and exciting!) intellectual exchanges. Wellesley is also one of the countrys top womens colleges and, as such, provides a unique environment that gives women an opportunity to not only intellectually grow and challenge themselves academically, but to also explore numerous leadership positions and a rich variety of extracurricular interests like scuba certification, fencing, sailing, and wintersessions in places like the Republic of Georgia, Lake Baikal in Siberia, and Morocco. After graduation, Wellesley grads join a vibrant, supportive community of alumnae and also gain access to Wellesleys Career Education center, which provides ongoing and invaluable graduate school, career, and networking advice. Attending Wellesley was one of the best decisions I ever made my academic and personal experiences enriched my life beyond what I could have ever imagined."
Melinda Rios
  • Reviewed: 10/16/2018
  • Degree: Architecture
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"All women should have access to education. There is no other substitute for the freedom, excitement and creativity that education can inspire. Wellesley College, in its commitment to educating women, is dedicated in its mission to ensure access to education for women, regardless of financial ability. The College maintains a reputation for the highest excellence in its academic standards. Faculty are dedicated and passionate experts in their field of study and are always willing to impart their wisdom. The education I received at Wellesley College is unparalleled to all other institutions in its dedication to ensuring global access to education for women. I am a proud alumna of Wellesley College because of the education I received and now can impart on others."
Christine Lee
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"I honestly loved everything that Wellesley College had to offer. It truly is a unique place where intelligent and passionate women come together to learn and share their ideas. Since I went to a big, public high school I was amazed at how small my introductory classes were. The largest class I had was approximately 20 people; the smallest was just me. I even was able to create my own independent study course where I studied in-depth, the effectiveness of charter schools. But Wellesley is not for everyone; it is quite rigorous and professor expections are very high. Also, being a women's liberal arts college, it does not offer a very traditional college environment. If you can look past that and are looking for a place to learn and substantially grow, Wellesley can be the place for you."
Abra White
  • Reviewed: 3/29/2017
  • Degree: Film Production
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"Words cannot describe what Wellesley means to me. There are certainly issues as with every school, but the community and professors are able to self-critique and always improve the campus life. The academics cannot be beat and constantly challenged and engaged me. My main issue with the school was the lack of diverse opportunities in career services, but since I have graduated it has greatly improved. I actually visited yesterday, because their services are available to alumnae and I cannot believe the improvement! Wellesley is an amazing school and constantly getting even better."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Conflict Resolution
  • Graduation Year: 2009
"Wellesley has Fantastic academics, a beautiful campus, top notch professors and highly competitive students"
Kay
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
Tekla
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"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."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"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."