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The nightlife stinks, it’s too darn strict, and students constantly battle the fear of four years of celibacy. Hold on, why do Wellesley students love this place again? Oh, right—the academics rock, it’s possible to make shockingly amazing friends, the campus is gorgeous, and graduates wind up with a prestigious name on their diplomas. Some students might feel they’re missing out by coming to Wellesley, while others say they’re gaining incredible resources of support, critical thinking, and endurance. Whether or not they’re happy about it, this latter group is right.
A community like Wellesley College would be difficult to achieve in a coed environment because living at Wellesley is like living with 2,300 sisters—you complain, you fight, and you talk about sex in ridiculously frank ways. You hate and love each other at the same time. Wellesley is intense and bizarre, both restrictive and liberating. Students learn to adapt, or they learn to overcome.
The town's very rich. So there are expensive restaurants, but there are also cheap ones for us.
We usually party outside and study on campus. We go to Harvard or MIT usually. The social life on campus is pretty nonexistent.
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.
The academics at Wellesley are amazing. Students are encouraged to be critical thinkers. They hone their communication, written and oral, skills. Through the liberal arts college, students have exposure to courses in many different departments. The academics at Wellesley truly prepares students to be well-rounded individuals.
Very small department. Therefore, I know other students in the department and I am close with many professors in the department. However, I wish my major offered more opportunities off campus - connections to volunteer or internship experiences for example.
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