Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$58,448

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

2%

male

98%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

21%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,379
Declined 5,016
Total Received 6,395
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Private

2,519

undergraduate students

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500-acre, suburban campus in Wellesley (population: 29,479), 12 miles from Boston. Major airport, bus, and train serve Boston. School operates transportation to Cambridge. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA
02481

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
97%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government
  • community service organizations
  • cultural clubs
  • societies
  • theater groups

Top Events

  • Marathon Monday/Scream Tunnel
  • Spring Concert
  • Lake Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
79%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
99%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
66%
600-699
31%
500-599
2%
700-800
84%
600-699
13%
500-599
2%
30-36
82%
24-29
17%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes

Very Selective

21%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,379
Declined 5,016
Total Received 6,395

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
application essay
class rank
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Fencing
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, ice hockey, rugby, sailing, skiing, synchronized swimming, ultimate Frisbee, water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Crew, Equestrian sports, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Sailing, Skiing (cross-country), Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African Studies
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Comparative Literature
Computer Science
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
French Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Islamic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Italian Studies
Japanese Language and Literature
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Linguistics
Mathematics, General
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Music, General
Near and Middle Eastern Studies
Neuroscience
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Russian Language and Literature
Russian Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

2,519

total students

14%

in-state

86%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,519
students

Female
98%
2,463

Male
2%
56

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

2,399
students

Female
100%
2,398

Male
0%
1

5%

120
students

Female
55%
65

Male
45%
55

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 95%
Student 4 year graduation rate 84%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

13%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
23%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
36%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

10

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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