College Sophomore 2013-08-18T16:20:17Z
You cannot get in trouble for drinking or drugs on campus unless you climbed on top of a roof with a blunt and a strobe light. If you do end up drinking too much (you unintelligible fool) no worries, there will always be another student who will help you. Wellelsley calls it the "Good Samaritan" rule. If another student calls help for you, niether student gets punished and the overdoser will get medical attention.
Needless to say, Wellelsley students are respectful to one another and students drink responisbly anyways.
College Sophomore 2013-08-18T16:14:41Z
Night life on campus really only exists on weekends. However, Wellesley is a ride down the street from Boston. Boston is the college capital of the world. I go out to party on weeknight occasionally if I do not have work. I love being able to go into Boston, have a hell of a night, and then return to my clean cozy campus where there are not beer bottles spewed all over my room. This way I can party hard and work even harder.
College Sophomore 2013-08-18T16:10:37Z
I went to Wellesley for the academics. At first when I visited I told my mom "I will never go to an all girls school!!" Then I realized how immature I was being to make a decision based on whether or not their were only women at a school. It does not bother me that it is a women's college because it is so superior to most schools academically. And Wellesley is cross registered with MIT if you are interested in taking intense math or science classes. Most of my friends work in research labs at Harvard and MIT.
The most impressive feature of Wellesley is their alumni network. Whenever I meet an alumni and I tell them I am currently going to Wellesley they go out of their way to help me. Of course every school has their downside, Wellesley for example is terribly stressful come exam time. However, the campus's beautiful landscape and buildings helps calm the mind during walks to class.
College Sophomore 2013-08-18T15:56:44Z
There are so many computers on campus. And the school just installed printers in every dorm. I have never not been able to find a computer to use close by if I don't have my own. All of campus has wi-fi so I don;t have to use service for my phone I just use the wi-fi.
College Sophomore 2013-08-18T15:53:18Z
Wellelsey was othe first colleges to have art histoy offered as a major. Across the country art history classes are now taught using "The Wellelsley Method".
I was surprised with how much time my teachers met with me every week outside of classroom hours because before college I was constantly warned how at top colleges professors care more about their research than their classes. Not at Wellellsey, instead teachers definitly care just as much about their students. My professor even took the class out to dinner at the end of the semester. Professors are able to do this because classes are so small. Even larger lecture classes have small group classes once a week which you are required to attend that only have 8 to 10 students.
College Senior 2013-07-28T15:18:33Z
the food has deteriorated at a rapid pace over the last few years.
College Senior 2013-07-28T15:16:19Z
There are two places open late at night but Wellesley is a very high stress and high intensity place so "nightlife" isn't really a big thing.
College Senior 2013-07-28T15:14:28Z
Not a really big drug scene. Nobody to my knowledge has used them unsafely or uses them in excess.
College Senior 2013-07-28T15:12:35Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt in danger. It is a small, honest and safe environment. Mental health services are lacking quite a bit though and a lot of people do not have good experiences. Additionally, our on campus clinic has very limited hours of operation which make it difficult for students to get seen by a doctor.
College Sophomore 2013-07-26T20:58:44Z
I haven't seen a drug scene at Wellesley. While there is a student-run pub, they are strict about checking IDs. There is also an internet course on drug and alcohol safety students need to review. Students are also required to review the policy.
College Sophomore 2013-07-26T20:47:37Z
I lived in a triple for my first year so it was relatively more spacious than first-year doubles. Underclassmen doubles are smaller than upperclassmen ones, but most upperclassmen end up having singles. The New Dorms' rooms on the east side of campus are much bigger, but these dorms are farther away from everything else.
College Sophomore 2013-07-10T21:54:34Z
Having only finished my first year at Wellesley, I have yet to completely decided on a major; however, I am planning on majoring in biochemistry and minoring in computer science. I am looking towards a research career in the future. From what I have gathered from speaking to other science majors, the science majors do have a relatively heavier course load with the laboratory sessions in addition to the normal lecture courses. However, the professors are always available to answer questions and to offer help the students. I have taken a cell biology course and introductory chemistry course during my first year and found that I really enjoyed the class atmosphere and the material. I am looking to volunteer for a research lab the coming fall in order to gain more hand-on experience in laboratory research.
College Sophomore 2013-07-10T21:43:25Z
The four-climate is very different from my home town but I enjoyed that difference very much. I love the different vegetation and color schemes shown throughout the campus every season. It does get very cold and snows a lot during winter. The ice and snow are hazardous to travel through, especially when one is in a hurry to get to class. However, after some minor time adjustments, getting to class on-time and safely is achievable.
College Junior 2013-07-04T10:00:41Z
Wellesley is such a small town that you have to go into Boston to get more variety. That being said Lemon Thai and Qdoba are some good choices within walking distance. Lemon Thai delivers and so does Dominos.
College Junior 2013-06-12T17:42:26Z
Each dining hall has its own reputation, and between the five different ones you can usually find something appealing. There are usually a decent number of healthy options too. It's nothing special, but it's generally fairly edible.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T10:53:52Z
Most people live on campus for all 4 years. You can apply to live in French House which is just off campus, but looking for a place in the Ville is impractical and extremely expensive.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T10:48:42Z
Wellesley itself doesn't have a vibrant nightlife, although there's usually an org-sponsored party in the campus center every 2 weeks or so. Weekly pub nights are fun as a study break whether you're of drinking age or not. Many head into Boston/Cambridge on the Peter Pan bus to pubs or parties at other schools (Harvard and MIT are most accessible). Those who stay on campus can go to movie night, bingo night, watch some TV, etc.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T10:34:27Z
Overall I'm pleased with the variety and quality of food in the dining halls. Some are better than others (Lulu, Tower, Bates). I like that Lulu and Stone-D stay open til 10pm so I can refill my hot water bottle. You also get 50 flex points on your OneCard to use at the Emporium; many students use them for coffee or to stock up on study snacks when they're too lazy to walk to CVS in the Ville.
College Sophomore 2013-06-05T10:27:48Z
Drugs aren't too visible at Wellesley. There's a pub on campus for those who are 21 and over but overall, drinks aren't hard to come by on weekends if you know where to look.
College Junior 2013-05-31T06:02:02Z
Most places are pretty expensive, especially if you're catering
College Junior 2013-05-31T06:00:36Z
Wellesley is a dry town and everything basically closes by 9 pm. That being said, Boston is a 40-minute bus ride away (better for weekends than for weekdays) and has a wonderful college town atmosphere.
College Junior 2013-05-31T05:56:23Z
Nearly everyone has their own laptop, but for those who don't (due to financial need), the college provides laptops. Computer labs are pretty abundant and the network is for the most part reliable. Having your own printer is convenient but definitely not necessary, as the college provides free black and white printing.
College Sophomore 2013-05-18T06:58:55Z
The town's very rich. So there are expensive restaurants, but there are also cheap ones for us.
College Sophomore 2013-05-18T06:56:06Z
Guys & Girls:
We usually party outside and study on campus. We go to Harvard or MIT usually. The social life on campus is pretty nonexistent.
College Sophomore 2013-05-18T06:53:57Z
The cost is pretty high and the way to go out to the city is not that easy (hourly buses though, but I've lived in a big city all my life, so I'm not really used to this) You can take the commuter rail. Often times, if you post on a facebook group, you can get a ride.
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