Wellesley College Visit Report by little_galaxie

Visit to Wellesley College in July 2008 by little_galaxie
(Student, HS Class of 2010)
(Member since October 25 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - Ad-com lady was eloquent, friendly, and insightful. There were about 10 students + parents sitting around an oval table, seminar-style.

Campus Tour: Yes

Classroom Visit: Yes


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Visited over the summer so only met 3 students, but they seemed *legitimately* friendly and happy to be there.



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




Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
There was a lake and the campus was lush and green. Gorgeous.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
They had really cool architecture/furniture. Art building a little run down though.



Dormitories:
3 - Good
3 - Good
The one I looked at was *really* small



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Campus is pretty secluded



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Definitely one of my favorites!


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




City/Town/Community:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Quaint MA town. Nothing much to do around there, though Boston is nearby!

Campus Visit Notes for Wellesley College


Visit Description:

Having visited, I've decided to definitely apply to Wellesley! Everyone was incredibly friendly and one of the secretaries struck up a conversation with me while I was waiting for the info session : )

What really clinched it for me was the tour. Our tour guide was super-human. She led us around campus in 90 degree weather for 1+ hours, talking non-stop, and didn't even break a sweat. Campus was surprisingly large. She talked about the traditions (hoop-rolling), environment, academics, and really sold the school without seeming fake or disingenuous. It was obvious that she really loved it there.

Will definitely visit again when school year starts.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Wellesley being a very small town, food is kinda pricey. There are many, many, small cafes/restaurants and the variety is pretty good (there was American, Chinese, Thai, etc.).

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

Parking was very easy to find.