Best things about Wellesley
(and best things about being at a women’s college).
|1. Intelligent and fabulous women||7. Global network|
|2. Caring professors||8. The alumnae!|
|3. Academics||9. Small classes|
|4. The sense of community||10. Proximity to Boston/Cambridge|
|5. Extensive resources||11. Beautiful campus|
|6. Amazing opportunities||12. No immature boys!|
I love feeling like I am on the same page as everyone else in terms of goals and motivation and I appreciate Wellesley's incredibly close community.
— Lena Mironciuc '13, Russian Language & Literature and Studio Art major from Beltsy, Moldova; she ballroom dances competitively at MIT. There are many opportunities to dance at Wellesley.
My friendships are stronger and I love the sense of sisterhood, where we all look out for each other.
—Misbah Aslam '13, individual major in Health and Society from Kansas City, Missouri. She is a 2012 Albright Fellow.
The alums take such good care of us and are always willing to help.
—Temple Price '13, a Psychology major from De Ridder, Louisiana. She is involved in Ethos, the student organization for women of African descent. At left, wearing a tiara, she celebrates her birthday.
One of the reasons I was so interested in Wellesley was because I heard about the great student professor bonds. When I visited I sat in on a class and got to see this dynamic and knew it was right for me! This year I realized how great that dynamic is when one of my professors took our class out to dinner. We got to try some delicious new food and have interesting conversations! It made me realize how special Wellesley is especially since many students have this experience as well. — Michelle Claros '15, a Political Science and Peace and Justice Studies major from San Jose, California
I got to be part of Al-Muslimat, Wellesley's Muslim Student Association! Sanam Anwar '15 Biology major, Geosciences minor, Austin, Texas
The best things about Wellesley are the professors and the support system. The professors are really dedicated and are always willing to help you in office hours even if it's something simple. Wellesley administration is dedicated to making sure that if anyone needs help in any way they can easily receive it. From the RAs to the class deans there are people willing and ready to help with anything from homesickness to homework. — Gladys Raygoza '15 Cinema and Media Arts, Wichita Falls, Texas
Best thing about being at a women's college
One of the things I have come to realize is that a women's college experience means focusing on the person first and on their gender second. It took me a while to put name to it, but I realized that with one thing being held constant--gender--I can focus on learning and on experiencing college life. It is easy for me to say, "Oh, well it's because of this person's gender" or "That's only because of that person's gender" but here at Wellesley, that element of learning and of living is taken away. I have learned to value people for who they are--their opinions, their thoughts, their quirks, their interests—rather than focus on my personal biases. This is something that I will take with me into any future situations, whether they are one gender, both genders, or no genders and I am really grateful for this experience because I am now more capable of working with people of all different backgrounds and experiences. —Mara
The best part about going to a women's college is my peers. Yes, they're intelligent and accomplished and I'm in awe of some of the incredible things they've done, but underneath all that, they're goofy, wacky, down-to-earth people--the kind of people who think that miniature train rides and hoop rolling competitions are an important part of a college education. I am convinced that, at a single-sex school, we have a higher concentration of interesting people. Maybe it’s because the sort of person who’s willing to take a leap of faith into an unfamiliar or atypical situation is the sort of person who applies to a single-sex school. Every time I meet someone new, I think, where were you when I was in high school? —Rachel
I have gained more confidence as a woman, have met other amazing women, and feel such a connection to the other students on campus. —Sarah
One of the things I love most though is the sense of sisterhood and community on campus. I remember one particular instance where a friend of mine had twisted her ankle and was on crutches as it rained down this icy sleet. With her hands full, she wasn't able to hold an umbrella and as she hobbled to her class; another Wellesley student asked if she was heading to the library as well and offered to share her umbrella with my friend. It was one of those many moments that make me smile and love where I am! —Lauren
There is such a strong sense of sisterhood, and I developed some very close relationships with other Wellesley woman. I think I also pay more attention in class… —Amy
Everyone here is so supportive and helpful, which creates such a strong sisterhood bond.—Tiffany
I was impressed by the number of alums who happily serve as host families to first-year international students. I have the most wonderful host mom and dad who still invite me over for Thanksgiving every year. Alumnae fly in from all around the world for reunions even after 75 years. I got to hear their incredible stories first hand at the Alumnae Reunion Weekend last June.—Aimee
I love being a student here because I am an active voice of what happens here. I love the fact that women like me are in authority positions, I love the fact that the Bursar is a student like me, and I love the fact that there is a sisterhood spirit on campus. —Taibat
The intense friendship bonds, the Wellesley network, and marveling at the amazing, intelligent women who are going to rule the world. —Suzanne
I like being a student at a Women’s College because of the sense of empowerment within the classroom where I am surrounded by roughly two dozen other extremely intelligent and passionate women, all of whom are confident, curious, and ready to learn. —Susan
I love being a student at women’s college because we are nurtured in an empowered environment. At Wellesley, there is no glass ceiling due to gender. We can become whoever we desire and pursue our passions in any field or discipline. —Sinta
There’s something about being surrounded by all of these talented, enigmatic, passionate women that inspires me; being around them inspires new confidence in me. I can’t see myself having the same kind of experience at a coed school. —Olivia
Being at a women’s college has never really been a big issue for me. I do find it much easier to separate my work life from my life off campus. We are also able to cater to a more specific group. I’m not sure that coed schools would appreciate Disney princess residence hall themes as much as women would. – Michelle
Desiree Rogers ’81 says it the best, “Wellesley is not just an education, it’s a philosophy.” —Melissa
I love the strong relationships we have with our fellow classmates; we are not just classmates but sisters. It is also nice to be on such a rich and vibrant campus full of so many intelligent young women. – Kristina
I love the sisterhood. Upon arriving at Wellesley I felt comfortable, as if I was already a part of the community and the purple class. I feel at ease not only in the classroom but in the dorms, and even off-campus when I happen upon another Wellesley woman. Further, I am continually in awe of, and humbled by, the women I meet on a daily basis. – Katie
Being at a women’s college provides a more relaxed and nurturing environment. An all women’s atmosphere helps in the confidence department as well as ensuring that we, as women, get attention in all areas and departments of our academics, sports, etc. – Jade
I love the sense of empowerment that Wellesley has instilled in me; it has inspired me to take leadership roles and to put my best effort into everything I do. – Hyelin
I like the atmosphere both in the classroom and outside it. There's less of that social pressure that we don't realize we feel as women. – Anna
I like being surrounded by smart and independent women. I feel comfortable at all times because friendly and energetic women constantly surround me. – Caroline
Everyone here is so confident. No one is hesitant to speak her mind, whether in or out of class. - Mary
Not having to care about your appearance all the time. - Ariel
The support system that comes from sisterhood and the respect for women's determination and accomplishments. – Leslie