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Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA, USA
4.46 Average Rating

Founded in 1870, Wellesley College is a 4-year liberal arts college for women in eastern Massachusetts as well as a member of the Seven Sisters Colleges and Three-College Alliance. Wellesley confers undergraduate degrees in over 50 departmental and interdepartmental majors. In addition to classroom space, the Wellesley campus is home to research centers such as the Albright Institute and Wellesley Centers for Women. For recreation, Wellesley provides access to a private lake, golf club, and hiking paths on campus.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Female Only
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In State Students
11%
Out of State Students
73%
0
100
22%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1434
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018 January 5, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2019 May 1, 2019
Other January 1, 2019 February 26, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
2,508
Total Number of Undergrads
2,508
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
86%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
91%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
7:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$20,189
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$53,732
Out-of-State Tuition
$53,732
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
57%
Average Aid Per Year
$42,930
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
170
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
San Francisco
Washington
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
63%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$68,100
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What Students Are Saying

4.46 Average Rating
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 its students to be a leader, one who is able to work successfully and efficiently with others as well as direct projects herself. Courses are rigorous and sometimes stressful, but the result of a Wellesley education cannot be amounted in letter grades; here, values and practices necessary for success are learned inside and outside of the classroom.
Anonymous from Miami, FL
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 extracurriculars. Between the high quality education, the student body's drive and passion, and the huge alumnae network, a Wellesley graduate has a big chance at success in life.
Kiana from Worcester, MA

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