Wellesley College Visit Report by vwrun1

Visit to Wellesley College in October 2020 by vwrun1
(Student, HS Class of 2011)
(Member since October 26 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Campus Tour: Yes - What a beautiful campus! Granted, it was spring, but the landscape and Lake Waban were breathtaking. I loved Tower Court and Severance Dorms, and Pomeroy was also very nice.

Overnight Visit: Yes - I stayed with a member of the track team and her roommate in Pomeroy. The room was a nice size but was kind of hot for sleeping.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
No one had a bad word to say about Wellesley.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Coaches and professors were approachable and friendly.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Amazing architecture and decoration in the dorm common rooms, beautiful landscaping, lake, etc.



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




Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
The older dorms were charming and unique. Rooms all looked comfortable and not too cramped or stuffy.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Wellesley is a very affluent Boston suburb with tons of community activities and many great shopping and eating opportunities. They're even getting a Pinkberry! SO MUCH WIN!!



City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
See above comment.

Campus Visit Notes for Wellesley College


Visit Description:

This visit sealed the deal with me. All of my indecision was erased after my first day on campus. The camaraderie of the cross country/track team was strong, the dorm food was excellent, the campus was beautiful and bustling, and everyone was friendly and accommodating. I can't say enough about the great girls that hosted me and gave me a camps tour--they were unbelievably understanding and made me feel at home & among friends. Religious, ethnic, and cultural diversity is embraced at Wellesley, and the support for alternative lifestyles is very obvious to anyone visiting campus. The only complaint I have is of the lack of air conditioning in the indoor track area where the fitness equipment is.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

My father stayed in the Hampton Inn in Natick, which is about an 8 minute ride from campus. Lovely, clean hotel with newly designed rooms and common area where a great breakfast was served.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Dorm food was amazing, especially at Tower. The student center (Lulu) was great, as well. Lots of veg options

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

Free parking in the visitor garage