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Tuition & Fees

$48,802

$48,802

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
44%
500-599
6%
700-800
47%
600-699
44%
500-599
9%
700-800
58%
600-699
35%
500-599
7%
30-36
83%
24-29
16%
18-23
1%
30-36
49%
24-29
49%
18-23
2%
30-36
73%
24-29
26%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

2%

98%

male

female

1
7

teacher

students

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Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,380
Declined + 3,175
Total Received 4,555
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Private (nonprofit)

2,474

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Political Science
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 3957
ACT 1926

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Wellesley, MA

500-acre, suburban campus in Wellesley (population: 27,982), 12 miles from Boston. Major airport, bus, and train serve Boston. School operates transportation to Cambridge. Public transportation serves campus.

Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
97%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
50%
Top 1/4
95%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
50%
600-699
44%
500-599
6%
700-800
47%
600-699
44%
500-599
9%
700-800
58%
600-699
35%
500-599
7%
30-36
83%
24-29
16%
18-23
1%
30-36
49%
24-29
49%
18-23
2%
30-36
73%
24-29
26%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

30%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,380
Declined + 3,175
Total Received 4,555

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Joy St. John
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
P: 781 283-2270
F: 781 283-3678
admission@wellesley.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,358,377
State $107,250
Institutional $54,332,344
Other external $1,395,033
Total $58,193,004

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $0
Other external $916,157
Total $916,157

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
fencing
field hockey
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Wellesley Blue
School colors
blue
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
American Studies
Anthropology
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biological Chemistry
Biological Sciences
Chemistry
Chinese
Chinese Studies
Cinema/Media Studies
Classical Studies
Cognitive/Linguistic Science
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
East Asian Languages/Literature
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
French
French Cultural Studies
Geology
German
German Studies
History
History of Art
International Relations
Italian Studies
Japanese
Mathematics
Middle Eastern Studies
Music
Neuroscience
Peace/Justice Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
Russian Area Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre Studies
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

105%

2,474
students

Female
98%
2,424

Male
2%
50

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

94%

2,344
students

Female
100%
2,188

Male
0%
0

undergraduatePart-time

6%

130
students

Female
47%
99

Male
53%
69

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
35%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

18%

Transfer applicants accepted

30%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 82
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
India
Japan
Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Karen Zuffante Pabon
Director of Slater International Center
781 283-2082
kpabon@wellesley.edu

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