Wellesley College

Overview

Wellesley is a liberal arts women’s college located about 12 miles away from Boston.  Wellesley believes that every woman can—and should—make a meaningful contribution to her world.  There is a growing recognition that women’s empowerment and leadership are crucial to their own advancement, and to worldwide societal change.  This mission is woven deeply into all aspects of life on campus.

Students can take classes from over 60 departments, majors, and programs of study ranging from architecture to astronomy to Middle Eastern Studies.  First-year students enroll in seminars designed exclusively to help ease the transition from high school to college and to learn and discuss various subject areas in more depth.  Further explore your academic interests through Wellesley’s study abroad program, or choose to supplement your education with an internship or community service projects locally or abroad.  Outside of the classroom, Wellesley students make the most out of the 150 existing student-run organizations and are encouraged to lead and create new organizations.  Students are also connected and supported through hundreds of events per year, including concerts on campus, as well as trips and events in the Boston area.

Did you know that Flower Sunday is the oldest and longest-surviving Wellesley tradition?  Held annually in September, Flower Sunday is a day of sisterhood and celebration, featuring a multicultural and multi-faith day of activity filled with song, music, and dance.  Famous Wellesley alumni include: Hillary Clinton ’69, U.S. Secretary of State, and Madeleine Albright ’59, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

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