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Mariafatima Varias
Wellesley College, Class of 2027

We asked some of our former students to report back about their college experience so far. Mariafatima is our highlight for January! Here's what she has to say about her campus.

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What are some of the things you like about college?


"I love Wellesley's small student population and small class sizes. I know everyone in all of my classes, which allows us to better work together as peers and with the professors. Most of my professors hold office hours daily, so I can ask for help whenever needed. First-semester first-years have shadow grading, so grades don't appear on transcripts for the first semester. We are encouraged to explore our interests without pressure to perform our best! "

Doing anything fun on the weekends?


"Wellesley students can cross-register with MIT, so we have a bus for Wellesley students that takes us into Boston every hour. I don't go too often, but I love going to Boston for shopping on Newbury St. or concerts!"

What is a fun fact you have learned about your college?


"I love going into the Ville and to Tatte, an off-campus cafe. I love the turmeric-honey latte and roasted salmon sandwich."

What are you studying/involved in?


"Wellesley students don't declare their majors until sophomore year, but I am interested in majoring in economics and minoring in math. I am on the Varsity Crew team, which I absolutely love. It's great having an awesome group of girls that I get to spend time with every day! Academically, I am on the Economics Student Association and Wellesley Consulting Club board as the First-Year Representative. I am also the Class of 2027 Treasurer."

What is something that surprised you about college?


"Professors are also much more trusting in college. Wellesley has the Honor Code, so they trust us to follow it. My professors leave the room while we take exams or just let us take it outside class. It's up to us to learn the material and be honest with ourselves about our grades."

What did UniVarsity help you with most?


"UniVarsity was such a big help in my college application process, especially in how to best present myself to colleges through my writing. Getting my ideas into words was a struggle, but UniVarsity helped me shine through my essays."

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