The Wellesley 100

A constantly evolving list of 100 marvelous things about Wellesley, including an invented language class, particle physics, and many women who permanently alter, for the better, the way the world works.

Two Wellesley College students play drums as part of Yanvalou Drum & Dance Ensemble, a group that performs the folkloric music and dance of Africa
94

Yanvalou

  • Social Life
Four college students laugh on a bench in downtown Wellesley
57

Wellesley, the town

  • Off Campus
53

Lake Day

  • Social Life
A still photo of a button adorned with hearts that reads "Wellesley is Inspiring"
17

The Honor Code

  • Academic Life
13

The First-Year Seminar

  • Academic Life
Two Wellesley College students work in the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
96

The HCI Lab

  • Resources
A Wellesley College student kneels, petting a certified service dog during a Paws for Wellness study break
73

Paws for Wellness

  • Social Life
97

The Albright Institute

  • Resources
A group of Wellesley College students walk with the Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center in the background
87

Lulu!

  • Campus
58

The Curriculum

  • Academic Life
Books sit on a table in the Wellesley Clapp Library
49

Internships (Funded!)

  • Resources
10

Kwan Kew Lai

  • Alumnae
21

Traying!

  • Social Life
2

The campus

  • Campus
24

Malinda Lo

  • Alumnae
18

Traditions

  • Social Life
Wellesley student athletes run on a sports field with the Wellesley logo
69

The playing fields

  • Athletics
Two students sit at their laptops that are covered with decorative stickers
41

The humane, thoughtful admission process

  • Admission and Financial Aid
22

Loud noises!

  • Social Life
Barbara Morris Caspersen Associate Professor of Humanities and Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies, Irene Mata, speaks to her classroom
65

The Pinanski Teaching Prize

  • Academic Life
35

Acorns

  • Campus
Wellesley College volleyball team player hits a volleyball across the net to the opposing team
67

Athletics

  • Athletics
55

Ministrare Council

  • Resources
40

Visiting

  • Campus
47

Study abroad

  • Off Campus
Two college students walk through Wellesley College academic quad
56

Financial Aid

  • Admission and Financial Aid
79

Vivian Pinn

  • Alumnae
11

The neuroscience major

  • Academic Life
36

Boston and Cambridge

  • Off Campus
6

Campus-wide brain parties!

  • Academic Life
16

Harambee House

  • Social Life
A Wellesley College student DJ speaks into a microphone at WZLY, the country's first all-women college radio station,
92

WZLY, 91.5 FM

  • Social Life
12

Majors

  • Academic Life
Two  Wellesley College students work on their laptops in Jewett
61

The Jewett Arts Center

  • Academic Life
An iron railing decorated with Wellesley
93

The Schiff Fellows

  • Academic Life
Wellesley College's 14th President, Paula A. Johnson orders a sandwich in the student-run cafe, El Table
3

Paula Johnson

  • Resources
Wellesley College student, Lilly Armstrong, and a group of friends, pose fora  photo cheering on Lilly's dad who is running the Boston Marathon
77

The Boston Marathon

  • Social Life
74

The Hive

  • Resources
99

Our alumnae

  • Alumnae
A Wellesley College student holds out her hands in front of her, covered in dyed sand
91

Research

  • Resources
85

The Wellesley Debates

  • Academic Life
Wellesley College Crew team poses for a photo after winning the NCAA DIII National Rowing Championship
95

Blue Crew

  • Athletics
Wellesley College professor looks at sample in a lab science
1

The faculty

  • Resources
Students explore the Global Flora Collection at the Wellesley College Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses
31

Clubs

  • Social Life
32

El Table

  • Social Life
Two Wellesley College students work on a science experiment in a labratory
70

Science Hill

  • Campus
64

The Botanistas!

  • Social Life
Two students browse for books in the Wellesley College Clapp Library
52

The libraries

  • Resources
39

Clare Egan

  • Alumnae
86

The micro-MRI accessory

  • Academic Life
Wellesley College student reads a copy of The Winter's tale by Shakespeare in a classroom
34

24-Hour Shakes

  • Social Life
8

Culture shows

  • Social Life
20

Mariana and Alberta in Cuba

  • Academic Life
5

The Scoop

  • Social Life
28

Frankly: the endowment

  • Resources
A Wellesley College student with cleats and Wonder Woman stockings on runs across a green playing field
63

Couch to 5K

  • Athletics
43

WHACK

  • Social Life
51

Pendleton West

  • Campus
7

The liberal arts & sciences

  • Academic Life
19

The Whiptails

  • Athletics

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