Wellesley College Visit Report by Victoria16

Visit to Wellesley College in August 2009 by Victoria16
(Student, HS Class of 2010)
(Member since September 25 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes

Campus Tour: Yes


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
The rooms themselves were what I would expect of a typical campus. But the exteriors of the buildings were gorgeous, and the common rooms had gigantic, historical fireplaces and grand pianos.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
My mom was thoroughly impressed with the safety measures (and that's what matters!) ;)



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
This is the prettiest campus I've ever seen. And trust me I've been to a LOT.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Not catered to college students, but it's a very cute suburban area w/ nice restaurants and a safe atmosphere.



City/Town/Community:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Boston is an amazing city. At Wellesley as long as you show initiative, they will take care of you. There are an incredible number of internship and job opportunities in the area.

Campus Visit Notes for Wellesley College


Visit Description:

This was the first college I visited on a family vacation to New England. I was awestruck at the gorgeous buildings and friendly atmosphere. Despite the prestigious history of the school, everyone I met was very down to earth. I especially appreciated my tour guide who shared clever anecdotes about her experience as a student. Out of all the schools I visited, this was the only place where the tour guide seemed like someone I would want to be friends with. She was incredibly intelligent and engaged in the Wellesley community.

Amidst the amazing architechture and ivy, we also saw an abundance of wildlife on campus. From the doe and fawn grazing by the Narnia-esque lanterns, to the heron swooping overhead, Wellesley truly impressed me.