The Campus.

Wellesley College, set just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the most beautiful campuses in North America.

Our campus has been inviting women to learn, reflect, and grow for over 140 years. The landscape has always been central to the identity of Wellesley College and to the experience of its students. Henry Fowle Durant, who founded the college in 1870 (it opened in 1875), believed that women should be educated in the midst of beauty.

Wellesley's 500 acres include a private lake, a golf club, groves of conifers and hardwoods, and winding paths through open meadows. Stunning brick and stone buildings rise from wooded hills. From almost every window on campus, the view opens out to an inviting vista—through pine trees to the shores of Lake Waban, down sweeping lawns to century-old oaks with magnificent gnarled branches. It’s a perfect retreat setting.

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. described Wellesley's landscape in 1902 as "not merely beautiful, but with a marked individual character not represented so far as I know on the ground of any other college in the country." The uniquely beautiful nature of our campus reflects the diversity of the women who come to experience Wellesley and our singular approach to education.

All Executive Education programs take place at Wellesley’s College Club which overlooks beautiful Lake Waban. Whether Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, Lake Waban provides a respite from the grind of our daily lives and a wellspring of inspiration. Our programs provide time to step outside, embrace the view, and reflect on the wonder of a place that seems unchanged since its founding.




Princeton Review Names Wellesley College Most Beautiful Campus

“Wellesley a glorious, splendid place that hearkens back to 1870, when it was founded. The gentle green hills invite you to linger in their shadows and let the world beyond the campus slip away. Sometimes the sun blinds you as it bounces and dazzles off Lake Waban. Its ripples unchanged…[Wellesley College is] an idyllic place where idylls should be told.
– From Finding Grace: Two Sisters and the Search for Meaning Beyond the Color LineBy Shirlee Taylor Haizlip

Want to Know More?

Download the Executive Education for Women brochure here.

Download Now
Download Now