Why spend your summer at Wellesley?

"In One Wellesley Summer, I can confidently become who I want to be." - Tori, Past Pre-College Summer Program Attendee ’’

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.


We are leaders 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.


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.


Wellesley is empowering

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.


Transformational learning

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.


500 acres of blissful summer living

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.

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