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

3%

male

97%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,343
Declined 5,238
Total Received 6,581
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Private

2,735

undergraduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,735
Established in 1870
Coeducational Women Only

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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: Large town

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
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
83%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
750
25th
680
75th
770
25th
670
75th
35
25th
33
75th
33
25th
28
75th
34
25th
31

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Other application fee (free if filed online)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,343
Declined 5,238
Total Received 6,581

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Secondary School Record

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

60%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$50,990

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $58,120
Room $9,194
Board $8,578
Additional fees $328
Books & supplies $800
Total $77,020
Average Financial Aid - $50,990
Total with Avg. Aid $26,030

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Ancient Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Architecture.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Astronomy.
Astrophysics.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemical Physics.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.
Comparative Literature.
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Creative Writing.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Education, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
French Language and Literature.
French Studies.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Studies.
History, General.
International Relations and Affairs.
Italian Studies.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Jewish/Judaic Studies.
Korean Language and Literature.
Latin American Studies.
Mathematics, General.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Near and Middle Eastern Studies.
Neuroscience.
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
Russian Language and Literature.
Sociology, General.
South Asian Studies.
Spanish Language and Literature.
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

2,735

total students

11%

in-state

89%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,735
students

Female
97%
2,655

Male
3%
80

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

2,455
students

Female
100%
2,454

Male
0%
1

10%

280
students

Female
72%
201

Male
28%
79

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Student Break-down

14%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
20%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
33%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

6%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

Spring: November 11

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 87
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

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