Wellesley College Visit Report by gapyearmom

Visit to Wellesley College in November 2008 by gapyearmom
(Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since October 26 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Admissions Interview: Yes - The interviewer could not have been more gracious. It was more a conversaton and not scary for my daughter at all. She enjoyed her time with Lauren and learned a lot about the school

Information Session: Yes - Very informative, both the alumni one in our town and also the one during the campus visit. GREAT information, including how to structure your application, tips on applying, financial aid, etc. WOW

Campus Tour: Yes - Gorgeous. I can't describe the beauty of this campus in 200 words. You have to see it to understand. If I ever run away from home, my family should start looking at the Wellesley library.

Classroom Visit: Yes - Classes my daughter sat in on were small, the professor purposely sought to involve the students in discussion and not simply blah blah blah lecturing. D loved the material and was dying to chime in.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
3 - Good
3 - Good
The tour guide was outstanding but the young lady my daughter spent the night with was having a bad day apparently.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Cant say enough about how professionally not only we were treated, also a huge group fr/ IN were treated well too. Very efficient and smoothly toured/ sat into class over 40 girls at once, besides us



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
There is no way to describe the beauty of this campus. The brouchure pictures do not do it justice, and the pictures were awesome enough.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
gorgeous old buildings, trees as far as the eye can see, rollign hills, the lake, everything in top shape, everywhere. Barely a blade of grass out of place.



Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Large, doubles for 1st years, spacious, stately, wood floors, big windows, beautiful.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
very safe part of Mass, the campus is an oasis in the middle of a very safe, affluent town.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
2 blocks long street of cute boutiques, restaurants, gift shops and other perfect college town amenities. Could not be more charming. All aroud the town is lovely, too.



City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent


Campus Visit Notes for Wellesley College


Visit Description:

Wow.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

we stayed in Boston at the Copely Plaza

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

the bakery right on the campus town street was great!