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Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

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Overview

Wellesley College is a 4-year institution located in Wellesley, MA, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA  02481
United States
Contact Jessica Ricker
Director of Admission
Email: admission@wellesley.edu
Phone: 781-283-2270
Fax: 781-283-3678

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
American/united States Studies/civilization Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
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Italian Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Near And Middle Eastern Studies Checkmark
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South Asian Studies Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
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Computer Software And Media Applications, Other Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
Comparative Literature Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Italian Language And Literature Checkmark
Japanese Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
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Russian Language And Literature Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Ancient Studies/civilization Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Islamic Studies Checkmark
Jewish/judaic Studies Checkmark
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
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Chemical Physics Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Psychology And Psycholinguistics Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Film/cinema/media Studies Checkmark
Film/video And Photographic Arts, Other Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

6,581
Applied
1,343
Accepted
2,280
Enrolled
20%
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Female Admissions

6,581
Females Applied
1,343
Females Accepted
20%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
3 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: First senior marking period grades and mid-year report

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 8th Not reported
Early decision plan November 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 710 680 750
SAT Math 721 670 770
ACT Composite 32 31 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

60,424
Private
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Fees

328
Full-time student fees
18,288
Room & board
9,704
Room only

Financial Aid

57,044
Avg. Financial Aid Package
59,632
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
69,660
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
1,603
Avg. Loan Aid
39,798
Avg. Grant Aid
55,526
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,280
Total Undergrad students
13%
International Students
85%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.03%
Black or African American 7.12%
White or Caucasian 35.31%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.09%
Asian 22.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 6.46%
Other 0.49%

Gender

Male (0.44%)
Female (99.56%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Cooperative housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 97%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Marathon Monday/Scream Tunnel, Flower Sunday and Lake Day

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
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Most popular organizations:
Student Government, community service organizations, cultural clubs, societies and theatre groups

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No No No
Basketball No No No
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing No No No
Field Hockey No No No
Golf No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Rock Climbing No No No
Rowing No No No
Rugby No No No
Sailing No No No
Skiing (downhill) No No No
Soccer No No No
Softball No No No
Squash No No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Tennis No No No
Track And Field No No No
Ultimate Frisbee No No No
Volleyball No No No
Water Polo No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No Checkmark No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rowing No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) No Checkmark No
Soccer No Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Division 3 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No

Faculty

341
Total Faculty
7:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 303
Part-time - 38
Male - 127
Female - 214
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