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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Wellesley is a highly rated private college located in Wellesley, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,374 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Wellesley acceptance rate is 28%. Popular majors include Economics, Biology, and Research and Experimental Psychology. Graduating 91% of students, Wellesley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,900.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
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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

Acceptance Rate
28%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1360-1530
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$20,189/ 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
$45,777/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
63%

Academics

Professors
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
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,374Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
134
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Overachiever
    76%
  • Hard working
    24%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
67%
of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.65 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Fierce, elegant, strong
    35%
  • Intense
    29%
  • Rigorous, inspiring
    29%
  • Fast-paced
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
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Wellesley College Reviews

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I have had the best two years of my life at Wellesley College and I'm excited about what comes in the remaining two as well. It has a great environment that is both encouraging and supportive in every aspect. The size of the school is perfect. I really like the small classrooms and the ability to get to know my professors and classmates well. It also allows for detailed and fruitful discussions during the lectures and seminars. I have been in a class of eight people in my first year! Apart from academic excellence, Wellesley also offers a wide range of clubs and sports where a student can easily find a group of friends like family. I also really like the lush green beautiful campus and Lake Waban.
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Wellesley is a wonderful place to complete an undergraduate education! Not only is the education top-notch, with professional, caring professors, but so is the atmosphere. Students here are truly passionate about what they do, whether it be in academics or extracurricular activities. If you're looking to be surrounded by an awesome group of people while taking fascinating classes, Wellesley is the place for you.
While I was ambivalent about the social life on campus, I cannot be happier about the education I received from distinguished professors incredibly passionate about their field, and the countless opportunities I was given throughout my four years at Wellesley. Wellesley allowed me to explore my interests, supported my research and study abroad pursuits, and I continue to have strong ties to my professors 2 years after graduation. I would recommend Wellesley College to any student who is serious about academics and would like to join the ranks of driven, passionate alumna in the Wellesley network who want to make a positive difference in the world.