Wellesley College: Ranking & Review

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Wellesley Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 273 877
Top 6%

Wellesley College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate22%%22%
Enrolled undergraduates605605
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,508542,454

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesConsidered but not required
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Recommended

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores315
Percent of students submitting SAT scores52%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores370
Percent of students submitting ACT scores61%
ACT Composite
ACT English
ACT Math

Wellesley College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $69,034 $69,034
Off-campus $54,998 $54,998
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $15,836 and other expenses per full academic year.

Wellesley College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,208 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $50,840 $50,840
Fees for full-time undergraduates $308 $308
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,589 $1,589

Programs and Degrees

Social Sciences 139 139
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 102 102
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 48 48
Psychology 45 45
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 45 45
Visual and Performing Arts 38 38
Physical Sciences 36 36
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 27 27
English Language and Literature & Letters 24 24
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 20 20
Philosophy and Religious Studies 14 14
Mathematics and Statistics 11 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 10 10
History 8 8
Architecture and Related Services 7 7
Grand Total574574

A total of 574 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Wellesley College.

Graduation rate89%89%
  • Full-time retention rate - 95%

General info

Alternative namesWC
MottoNon Ministrari Sed Ministrare
Not to be ministered unto, but to minister
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,118
Instructional FTE349
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.wellesley.edu
Address106 Central St
Wellesley, Massachusetts, 02481-8203
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population10,000 - 50,000
Fax+1 (781) 283 3639

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