Wellesley College: Statistics

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#229 of 2,496 In the United States
#13 of 88 In Massachusetts
#1 of 2 In Wellesley
#168 of 1,000 For Sexology
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Quick Review

Gender
All female
Acceptance rate
20%
Average SAT
1435
Average ACT
33
Avg. cost to attend
$21,614 /y
Aid receiving
68%
Undergraduates
2,280
Male:Female Ratio
0:100
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Wellesley College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 20% 20%
Applicants 6,581 6,581
Admissions 1,343 1,343
Freshmen enrolled full time 580 580

773 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,195 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
371 or 68%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1350
or below

75% of them
had 1520
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Wellesley College are 1350-1520 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
216 or 41%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 31
or below

75% of them
had 34
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Wellesley College are 31-34 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 800 (35%)
Asian 519 (23%)
Hispanic 318 (14%)
Nonresident Alien 307 (13%)
Black or African American 161 (7%)
Two or more races 146 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 26 (1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$21,614/year
Average aid awarded
$54,101
Students receiving aid
68%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $9,674
$30-48K $8,021
$48-75K $10,792
$75-110K $22,704
$110K+ $48,540

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $58,120
Tuition in-state $58,120
Tuition out-of-state $58,120
Fee in-district $328
Fee in-state $328
Fee out-of-state $328

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,198
Combined charge for room and board $17,772
Room charge $9,194
Meal charge $8,578

Wellesley College Majors

Major Bachelor's
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 75
Computer and Information Sciences, General 41
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 37
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other 34
Political Science and Government, General 31
Neuroscience 25
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other 24
English Language and Literature, General 22
Chemistry, General 19
American & United States Studies & Civilization 17
Anthropology, General 17
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 17
Biochemistry 16
History, General 15
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics 13
Physics, General 13
Environmental Studies 11
International Relations and Affairs 11
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 10
Philosophy 10
Women's Studies 10
Mathematics, General 7
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 7
Sociology, General 6
Chinese Language and Literature 5
French Language and Literature 5
Geology & Earth Science, General 5
Music, General 5
Near and Middle Eastern Studies 5
Spanish Language and Literature 5
Ancient Studies & Civilization 4
Creative Writing 4
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 4
Religion & Religious Studies 4
African-American & Black Studies 3
Architecture 3
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 3
East Asian Studies 3
Fine & Studio Arts, General 3
Latin American Studies 3
Astrophysics 2
Chemical Physics 2
Comparative Literature 2
Russian Studies 2
Education, General 1
German Studies 1
Italian Studies 1
Japanese Language and Literature 1
Korean Language and Literature 1
Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1
Grand Total 566
Total Women
Graduation rate 94% 94%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%

Publications & Citations

Publications
6,709
Citations
273,350

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
1,951 / 60,425
Medicine
1,397 / 68,974
Psychology
1,017 / 78,556
Biology
927 / 59,408
Computer Science
739 / 41,379
Physics
649 / 25,400
Engineering
588 / 21,580
Business
499 / 27,205
Art & Design
482 / 7,898
Chemistry
430 / 17,696
Economics
425 / 18,287
Environmental Science
408 / 14,985
Political Science
359 / 9,739
Sociology
356 / 16,108
Demography
355 / 19,792
History
335 / 1,842
Child Psychology
284 / 24,452
Social Psychology
277 / 31,750
Astrophysics and Astronomy
219 / 9,536
Mathematics
196 / 12,066
Materials Science
179 / 8,877
Surgery
158 / 8,788
Classics and Ancient History
157 / 659
Health Science
150 / 6,197
Gender Studies
149 / 7,802
Art History
147 / 128
Cognitive Science
139 / 11,523
Immunology
137 / 15,277
Neuroscience
135 / 10,500
Law
134 / 3,148
Biochemistry
133 / 5,474
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
125 / 84
Ecology
118 / 4,441
Clinical Psychology
108 / 7,689
Anatomy and Physiology
107 / 4,518
Philosophy
103 / 327
Literature
99 / 268
Political Economy
98 / 4,164
Healthcare Management (MHA)
96 / 4,067
Psychiatry
93 / 6,698

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 122 2044
1992 115 2243
1993 146 2568
1994 143 3091
1995 134 3334
1996 155 3475
1997 130 3946
1998 144 4451
1999 130 4737
2000 134 5136
2001 164 5981
2002 153 6772
2003 161 7975
2004 173 8349
2005 149 9963
2006 183 11141
2007 206 11919
2008 196 13182
2009 265 14261
2010 237 15469
2011 218 17019
2012 272 17839
2013 299 19232
2014 317 19823
2015 347 19784
2016 301 18773
2017 306 18110
2018 255 16156
2019 290 17836
2020 315 20116
2021 291 20761

Wellesley College alumni

  1. Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Wellesley College
    1965-1969 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in political science
    Occupations
    writerpoliticianlawyerdiplomatuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker who served as the 67th United States secretary of state from 2009 to 2013, as a United States senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, and as first lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001 as the wife of President Bill Clinton. A member of the Democratic Party, she was the party's nominee for president in the 2016 presidential election, which she lost to Donald Trump.

  2. Elisabeth Shue

    Elisabeth Shue
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producertelevision actorsingerfilm actor
    Biography

    Elisabeth Judson Shue is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the films The Karate Kid (1984), Adventures in Babysitting (1987), Cocktail (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Soapdish (1991), The Saint (1997), Hollow Man (2000), Piranha 3D (2010), Battle of the Sexes (2017), and Death Wish (2018). She was nominated for an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in the film Leaving Las Vegas (1995).

  3. Madeleine Albright

    Madeleine Albright
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1937-2022 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in Wellesley College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    writerdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright was an American diplomat and political scientist who served as the 64th United States secretary of state from 1997 to 2001. A member of the Democratic Party, Albright was the first woman to hold the post.

  4. Ali MacGraw

    Ali MacGraw
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    actorautobiographertelevision actormodelfilm actor
    Biography

    Elizabeth Alice MacGraw is an American actress and activist. She gained attention with her role in the film Goodbye, Columbus (1969), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer. She gained an international profile for her role in the film Love Story (1970), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. In 1972, MacGraw was voted the top female box office star in the world and was honored with a hands and footprints ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre after having been in just three films. She went on to star in the popular action film The Getaway (1972). She played the female lead in Convoy (1978) and headlined the romantic sports drama Players (1979), the comedy Just Tell Me What You Want (1980), and appeared in the historical novel-based television miniseries The Winds of War (1983). In 1991, she published an autobiography, Moving Pictures.

General info

Alternative names WC
Founded 1870
Motto Non Ministrari Sed Ministrare
Not to be ministered unto, but to minister
Colors blue
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 1,074
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 106 Central St
Wellesley, Massachusetts, 02481-8203
United States
City population 30,000
Phone 7812831000
Fax +1 (781) 283 3639

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