Wellesley College Reviews
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.
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.
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.