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Wellesley College
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  • 4 Year
  • WELLESLEY, MA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
From Wellesley College

🌟 Our mission matters: Educate women who will make a difference in the world. We do this with a commitment to the liberal arts and sciences and a leadership model that puts service at the center of it all.

🌟 Our real estate is prime: Close enough to the big cities (Boston, Cambridge) for unreal opportunity, far enough that campus still feels like a campus. Daily, hourly shuttles connect students to neighboring colleges, downtown internships, world-class museums, global cuisines, and historic sites.

🌟 Our financial aid policy is simple: Admit stellar students, then make Wellesley financially possible for them. We do this by meeting 100% of calculated need for all admitted students and cutting student loans for families making under $100,000 a year. A 74-million-dollar financial aid budget and average aid award of $62,500 (per year!) help too.

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Wellesley College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 8
Acceptance Rate
20%
SAT Range
1350-1520
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$21,614 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$54,101 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
68%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 40 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 47 responses
37%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 46 responses

Majors

Undergraduate Research

You, your classmates, a professor or two. Researching something like: “Misinformation on the Web” in computer science; or “Adult Neural Stem Cells" in biochemistry. It happens in your first year, in a First Year Student Research Apprenticeship. And your second, in the Sophomore Early Research Program. And your third or fourth, in a faculty-student collaboration or an independent research project.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    0%
  • On Campus
    100%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,375 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Overachiever
    75%
  • Hard working
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
62%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 34 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 68 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
  • Fierce, elegant, strong
    35%
  • Intense
    25%
  • Rigorous, inspiring
    25%
  • Fast-paced
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Underrated
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
61%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 18 responses

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