Why spend your summer at Wellesley?


Because Wellesley College changes lives.

Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference.

Because we are leaders and innovators in women's education.

Wellesley is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts' colleges, and one of the US's most prominent women’s colleges. Our motto is “Non Ministrari sed Ministrare”: "Not to be ministered unto, but to minister." Wellesley values disciplined thinking and diversity, and challenges its students to pragmatic leadership, service, and making a difference in the world.

Because we welcome diversity.

Multiculturalism is a way of life at Wellesley.We’re thrilled to welcome students from 81 countries and all 50 states.Being with women from around the world will change your world.

Because you'll learn from Wellesley faculty.

Wellesley students frequently cite the excellence of the faculty as a core component of our transformational learning environment. At One Wellesley Summer, you can expect small class sizes, engaging discussions, and a professor who remembers your name.

Because summer is also a verb.

A private lake. A golf course. Winding, woodsy paths. Grassy meadows. Wooded hills. A botanic garden. An art museum. Architecture that deserves to be called architecture. 500 acres of all-yours-all-summer amazement. It’s all here.

The town of Wellesley offers shops, restaurants and services for students, all within easy walking distance. In addition, Wellesley is only 12 miles west of Boston, Massachusetts, a city with rich historical sites and a renowned hub for innovative services among industries.

Because Wellesley is empowering, not just educational.

More than a step along the academic path, spending a summer at Wellesley is a step toward becoming someone who will make a difference in the world. Come discover the difference One Wellesley Summer can make.

Learn more about your next steps to join One Wellesley Summer