Wellesley College: Ranking & Review

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Wellesley
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United States
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1272875
Top 6%

Wellesley College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate22%0%22%
Applicants5,66605,666
Admissions1,25101,251
Enrolled undergraduates6050605
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,508542,454

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores315
Percent of students submitting SAT scores52%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
725
Math
720

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores370
Percent of students submitting ACT scores61%
ACT Composite
31
ACT English
33
ACT Math
30

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
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

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
In-stateOut-of-state
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

ProgramsBachelor'sTotal
Social Sciences139139
Biological and Biomedical Sciences102102
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services4848
Psychology4545
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies4545
Visual and Performing Arts3838
Physical Sciences3636
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2727
English Language and Literature & Letters2424
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies2020
Philosophy and Religious Studies1414
Mathematics and Statistics1111
Natural Resources and Conservation1010
History88
Architecture and Related Services77
Grand Total574574

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

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

General info

Alternative namesWC
Founded1870
MottoNon Ministrari Sed Ministrare
Not to be ministered unto, but to minister
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue
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 population28,000
Phone7812831000
Fax+1 (781) 283 3639

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