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Wellesley College Stats, Info and Facts

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2,546 students

31% admitted

  • 2,429 full time
  • 117 part time
  • 2 men full time
  • 2,427 women full time
  • 4,439 applied
  • 1,362 admitted
  • 574 enrolled

2,426 Undergraduates

$41,824 tuition/year

  • 120 Non-Degree
  • $41,824 in state
  • $258 fees
  • $13,032 room & board
  • $800 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: New England Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Blue
School Colors: Blue and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Meagan from Wellesley, MA
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  • Attending Wellesley was the best decision I have ever made. It is an empowering and inspiring place. It has provided me with opportunities I would have never imagined.…

  • Jan-11-2012 Read More
  • Gina from Wellesley, MA
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  • this place prizes excellence, yet has a wonderful sense of community. wellesley is incredibly diverse and accepting-- i've learned so much from my fellow students. this school has so many…

  • Feb-06-2012 Read More
  • Anonymous from Miami, FL
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  • Wellesley is a well-rounded, diverse, open school: the students are pushed to work their hardest, achieve their goals and be amongst the best of the best. Wellesley prepares each of…

  • May-30-2012 Read More
  • Erin
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  • I love Wellesley. If you want a small, women's liberal arts college, Wellesley can't be beat. Academics are the clear priority, but there are plenty of opportunities for fun, and…

  • Oct-09-2012 Read More
  • Kiana from Worcester, MA
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  • Wellesley is, in a word, intense. The students are passionate and frequently rally around their favored causes, and they bring the same fervor to their studies along with their many…

  • Jan-21-2013 Read More
Wellesley College
  • Located in Wellesley, MA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,546 students enrolled
  • 31% admitted
  • $41,824 annual cost to attend

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Student
  • Dec-28-2011 I am a current student here

    Wellesley feels like a girls camp where we have homework and tests. It's a calming feeling since our campus is quite nice and there are no scary/creepy men around (except during on-campus parties hahaha). I feel safe and the young women I meet are all wonderful, talented and bright, and help to create a positive learning environment. However, I give this enjoyment rating a 4/5 stars because of transportation. I hardly/never really leave the Wellesley area because it takes about 30-40min and costs around $3-5 depending on the day, time and mode of transportation (bus/Green line/commuter rail) to get into Boston.

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  • 5
  • A student from Brussels, Belgium
  • Aug-21-2009 I am a current student here

    Wellesley College definitely has a unique environment. With no men around, there is a distinctly different feel than co-ed campuses. However, I think this is only an advantage. I did not want to go to a women's college; when a friend (who was a sophomore at Bryn Mawr College) suggested I look at women's colleges, I quickly dismissed the idea. Now, I am very glad that I decided to come to Wellesley. Although we are a women's college, the school makes every effort to facilitate transportation into Boston, where over 60 other schools (and an array of social activities and events) await. I am on the Equestrian Team at Wellesley and have found it very open and lots of fun. My dorm hosts many parties and themed events - this year we had a Speakeasy Dinner Party/Murder Mystery and a Silent Rave party. Wellesley's traditions make each year special with events such as Flower Sunday, sophomore tree-planting, and hoop-rolling. I have made fantastic friends at school, with whom I go tunneling, play hide-and-seek in the science center, and take boats out on the lake. Becoming involved in student government and other clubs on campus, I have found that everyone at Wellesley is able to find a niche that fits their interests. My friend from Bryn Mawr described going to a women's college as a constant slumber party with your best friends; I could not agree more.

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  • 2
  • Taylor from Maplewood, NJ
  • Aug-17-2009 I am a current student here

    Wellesley is an amazing school, without a doubt. However, Wellesley is not for everyone, and the social set-up can be very daunting if you're used to going out and having fun in high school.

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  • 5
  • Christine from Salt Lake City, UT
  • Jul-19-2009 I am a current student here

    The campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation, is consistently in the top 5 liberal arts schools nationally, and of course, as an all-female school, is a haven for women! Because Wellesley is all-female, the perks of really being able to focus on school are immense. While at co-ed schools you may have to take the higher road and not talk as much in class because there are rowdy boys in the class, or have to deal with the sexism that I have encountered in many boys in my grade, at Wellesley you can be completely free to do what you want and need to do in order to perform at your peak. The small class sizes are a blessing, and being surrounded by girls makes competition and performance that much more intense yet friendly. Even if I theoretically had to leave Wellesley and go to a state university because of tuition costs, I would forever be thankful for my time at Wellesley and remember what a tremendous blessing it was to meet other women who have the same goals and aspirations as me, and who don't get distracted from their goals.

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  • 5
  • Grace from Bellevue, WA
  • Jul-16-2009 I am a current student here

    Women's college was something that I always wanted to go, because there's no males students hanging around in the campus that there's sisterhood bond building up that I know that my experiences will change dramatically, because honestly I feel uncomfortable being surrounded by males ( honestly, I believe it's a distraction).

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