Why Wellesley

When choosing a college, you are choosing an intellectual community and a place where you believe that you can live, learn, and flourish. To this end, the Board of Admission is interested in knowing your reasons for applying to Wellesley College and how Wellesley will help you to realize your personal and academic goals.


The alarm clock rang furiously at six-thirty in the morning. Impatiently turning it off, I realized I had a horrible stomachache. The women's choir had been preparing for weeks on end for this concert at Wellesley College and there was no way I would miss it. It's a good thing I didn't. After spending a night at Wellesley College with members of the choir, I knew that this was the place for me. Even through two days of sickness, I was able to get a sense of what kinds of women attend Wellesley. These women are creative, determined, but most of all, they are individuals. This is exactly the kind of woman I strive to be.

Because of one night with the choir and many conversations with my sister, I have come to the conclusion that discussing current events is a very common thing at Wellesley, whether it is about politics, entertainment, or religion. This is the perfect place and opportunity for me to realize my ambitions and opinions as a young woman, and to learn to support my own beliefs. Wellesley is an environment where women are not afraid to speak their minds, but they do so with great modesty.

After spending almost four years in a public high school with nearly fifteen-hundred students, one can lose some of the...

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