Just 14 miles southwest of Boston, Wellesley College is located in the town of Wellesley. Wellesley College is a private, liberal arts, women’s college that was chartered in 1870. As a highly respected college, Wellesley is considered on of the elite “Seven Sisters” colleges that were founded in the mid to late 1800s.
The stately campus is located on 500 acres and includes Lake Waban. Famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City, created the college’s elegant and beautiful landscape. Wellesley College is high-ranking and is often found in the top 10 lists of best schools in the US. Wellesley graduates include such important women as Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Diane Sawyer, Cokie Roberts, Nora Ephron, Lynn Sherr, and Katharine Lee Bates, an 1880 graduate who wrote the words to “America the Beautiful.”
To find an apartment in the Wellesley College area, downtown Wellesley is a great place to begin. From there, an expanded search might include the neighboring communities of Natick, Needham, Waban, and Newton.