Tuition & Fees

$51,148

$51,148

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

2%

male

98%

female

1

teacher

7

students

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Very Selective

22%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,251
Declined + 4,415
Total Received 5,666
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Private (nonprofit)

2,498

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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Location

School Facts

Wellesley College, founded in 1870, is a private women's college. Its 500-acre campus is located in Wellesley, 12 miles from Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,498
Established in 1870
Coeducational Women's College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
81%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
72%
600-699
25%
500-599
3%
700-800
61%
600-699
36%
500-599
3%
700-800
57%
600-699
34%
500-599
9%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
1%
30-36
55%
24-29
43%
18-23
2%
30-36
80%
24-29
20%

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 or ACT Required

Very Selective

22%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,251
Declined + 4,415
Total Received 5,666

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
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
admissions@wellesley.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$49,713

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,840
Room $8,040
Board $7,796
Additional fees $308
Books & supplies $800
Total $67,784
Average Financial Aid - $49,713
Total with Avg. Aid $18,071
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 781 283-2360
F: 781 283-3946
sfs@wellesley.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Karensa DiFonzo
Director of Student Financial Services
sfs@wellesley.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Women's

Equestrian Sports, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Synchronized Swimming, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Archery, Badminton, Ballroom Dance, Martial Arts, Outing, Soccer, Squash, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Wushu

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Athletic Facts

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

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Political Science
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,498

total students

13%

in-state

87%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,498
students

Female
98%
2,444

Male
2%
54

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

2,364
students

Female
100%
2,364

Male
0%
0

6%

134
students

Female
60%
80

Male
40%
54

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
22%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
37%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

21%

Transfer applicants accepted

53%

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 Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 11

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 88
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
India
Japan
South 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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