Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
2%
98%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
In-State Students
11%
Out-Of-State Students
87%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
84
Ethnicity
African American
6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
22%
Hispanic
11%
White
37%
Multiracial
6%
Unknown
4%
Percent of First Generation Students
17%
Student Organizations
160
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
98%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Wellesley Blue
School Colors
blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Intramural Sports
9
Sports Club
8
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
Wellesley College Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.46 Average Rating
The food here is excellent. There are four dining halls on campus, each within a dorm so you don't have to walk far (or even go outdoors) to get food; there's also two school-run cafes, a fancy dining hall in the campus center, and two student-run eateries. The dining halls in the dorms close at 7, but the one in the campus center is open until 10, and the student-run Cafe Hoop is open until 1 in the morning.
The only downside is the lack of fast food. The town of Wellesley is pretty upperclass, so many of the shops close early, and there's only one place (Lemon Thai) that delivers. However, if you've money to spend, there are several nice restaurants that have really good food.
Kiana from Worcester, MA
Wellesley College has five dining halls for just over 2,000 students. One of these dining hall is kosher and vegetarian, and one of these dining halls is located in the campus center. The other dining halls are located within residence halls.

Wellesley Fresh does an excellent job of providing students with fresh, varying, and wholesome meals. Each dining hall offers multiple options per night, with a meat option, a vegetarian option, grill option, fusion (usually asian) option, and a full salad, sandwich and soup bar. There is plenty of food available, and I have found it to be well-prepared, delicious and, very healthy.

The only reason I have rated Food and Dining four stars out of five is because I feel as though Wellesley Fresh could provide more variance in options for fruit - such as fresh berries and the like, though it does offer a nice selection of fresh whole fruit.
Wellesley First-Year
Though one of the largest complaints on Wellesley's campus is the quality of food, I, personally, enjoy the meals. It isn't Mom's home cooking, but it's definitely not as bad as some other colleges'. The dining service is innovative and accommodating.
Anonymous from Miami, FL
There have been some good improvements in the food lately.
Meagan from Wellesley, MA
The food is very good and all you can eat for every student because there is only one meal plan available.
Emmet from San Franciso, CA
Better than most places, but not perfect. The ultimate thing: There's ice cream at every dining hall, ALWAYS. Also, they try to make ethnic foods and only sometimes do they succeed.
Mina from Ontario, CA
Everyone who lives on campus is obligated to be on the unlimited meal plan, which makes for a great community atmosphere because the dining halls become universal gathering spaces. The food is pretty good and there are a lot of options, especially for vegetarians. Wellesley could do a bit better in the gluten-free department. There are no classes from 12:30-1:30 pm, so virtually everyone has a lunch hour together.
Mackenzie from San Francisco, CA

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