Sunday, April 6, 2008

East coast college visits, part 6

My last college visit on the east coast was Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. I thought I wouldn't like an all-girls school, but it was surprisingly appealing!
Wellesley College: Wellesley, MA
We arrived late to my interview with admissions -- 45 minutes late, to be exact. My daddy and I got completely lost as we drove from Westford to Wellesley -- and then we couldn't find the admissions office when we finally arrived. I apologized profusely to the admissions department and had a 15-minute interview instead of the normal 45-minute interview, where I became introduced to Wellesley and introduced myself to Wellesley.

I never thought I would love an all-womens college -- but this school is so amazing (obviously)! Even though there is no cheerleading squad, they have a partnership with MIT, so that I could be a cheerleader for MIT (go beavers!). The academics are extremely rigorous and top-notch, the campus is the most beautiful I have seen all week, and the students are serious about their studies and ambitions.
I met with a friend who currently attends Wellesley College, and we chatted for about 1.5 hours about her experiences at the school. Obviously she was having a great time at the school, but the most useful tidbits I gained from her weren't actually about Wellesley:

She warned me of the extreme tension in college admissions that begins second semester junior year at our school -- that I should keep quiet about my college applications decisions.

Therefore, this will be my last college post until next March -- I understand that students from my school read my blog (thank you lovelies!), but I'm more comfortable keeping my college application decisions to myself until the decision letters actually come out! With enough pressure at school, discreetly applying to colleges seems to be the least nerve wracking option. Qué será, qué será.

That said, as much as I love the east coast -- I still think we got more bounce in California. "Cherish your time at home," said my Wellesley friend. Right now, I'm not a college student -- nor am I ready to be one.

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Miss Couturable
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