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If you value your sanity, do not comeNot so brightEconomics
If you value your sanity, do not come to this school. If you want to avoid four years of depression and anxiety, do not come to this school. "Wellesley Women Who Will..." WHAT A JOKE. Here is the truth: not everyone is going to be successful. Maybe one in five of us will become doctors, lawyers, investment bankers, or professors, but most of us will be stuck in a deadend desk job with only lukewarm coffee from Dunkin Donuts to comfort us. We will not follow our dreams. We will not have it all. And we most certainly will not the change the world. The problem with Wellesley is that the faculty, administration, and student body pretend as if everyone is a special snowflake and will achieve their dreams. They completely ignore the fact that the school accepts around 25% of its applicants--not competitive by any means--and that most students here are of average or slightly above average intelligence who will struggle to make ends meet. Students here are cliquish and unfriendly. Even worse is the student activism on campus. People here love to play politics. For example, the administration decided this week that we would have Meatless Monday, where all dining halls would serve no meat to support sustainability or whatever. Cue outrage from activist groups all over campus. "What about people with eating disorders? Why do you care so much about meat, but not about POC/LGBTQ/transpeople/faeries?" The education is decent, but unless you are supremely intelligent, it will prove worthless in the long run. The grade deflation isn't as bad as most people think, but prepare yourself for a steady stream of Bs and Cs and stingy, unhelpful professors who won't even glance at you unless you pull an A in class. The Wellesley name also doesn't hold much merit in the real world, so good luck finding jobs or getting into grad school. If you like talking about the gender binary with a bunch of Ivy rejects and hooking up with sleazy MIT frat guys, then congratulations. You've found your dream school. Otherwise, go elsewhere.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
Campus Aesthetics: A, Social Life: D+
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The main negative isSuper BrilliantChemical Engineering
The main negative is the dorms! Awful! Crammed three to a small room. And no effort given to placement. Put together without anything in common. Undesirable showers and bathrooms. Cannot understand why such a small student body must be crammed together on 500 acres of beautiful property.
1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Campus Aesthetics: A+, University Resource Use/ spending: F
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TOOO many competitive people here.AverageEconomics
TOOO many competitive people here. Only the very cream of Wellesley students end up the the jobs and connections that the school advertises. It is very easy to get depressed here and some girls are super thirsty for guys. I rather go to Barnard, Smith, and Mt. Holyoke than here. Also, beware of grade deflation that isn't necessary at times. There are people who are interested in corporate career who compete to an unhealthy level.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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