2,508
Students
Financial aid thermometer
49,713
Avg. Financial Aid
Most Selective
Admission Difficulty
22
22%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
Setting
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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 Ms. Grace Cheng
Director of Admission
Email: admission@wellesley.edu
Phone: 781-283-2270
Fax: 781-283-3678

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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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
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,666
Applied
1,251
Accepted
2,508
Enrolled
22%
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Female Admissions

5,666
Females Applied
1,251
Females Accepted
22%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
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Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
3 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs Interview
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 15th April 1st Yes
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st May 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 720 690 760
SAT Math 717 670 770
ACT Composite 31 30 33

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

53,408
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Fees

324
Full-time student fees
16,468
Room & board
8,468
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

49,713
Avg. Financial Aid Package
49,612
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
61,386
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,726
Avg. Loan Aid
0
Avg. Grant Aid
47,375
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% 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

2,508
Total undergrad students
12%
International Students
87%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.83%
Black or African American 6.19%
White or Caucasian 39.24%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.17%
Asian 23.33%
Two or more races 6.23%
Other 0.08%

Gender

Male (2.15%)
Female (97.85%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Cooperative housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 98%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Marathon Monday/Scream Tunnel, Spring Concert and Lake Day

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

Faculty

359
Total Faculty
7:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 309
Part-time - 50
Male - 142
Female - 217