Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A+
- Campusgrade B+
- Athleticsgrade unavailable
- Party Scenegrade C
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade C+
- Dormsgrade B
- Campus Foodgrade B
- Student Lifegrade B+
- Safetygrade A minus
Wellesley is a highly rated private college located in Wellesley, Massachusetts in the Boston Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,399 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Wellesley acceptance rate is 22%. Popular majors include Economics, Political Science and Government, and Research and Experimental Psychology. Graduating 91% of students, Wellesley alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,900.
Wellesley College Rankings
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Will You Get In?
$19,805 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$52,403 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 40 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 45 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 44 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Economics89 Graduates
- Political Science and Government67 Graduates
- Research and Experimental Psychology50 Graduates
- Biology44 Graduates
- Information Science44 Graduates
- English32 Graduates
- Mathematics30 Graduates
- Neuroscience and Neurobiology28 Graduates
- Computer Software Engineering23 Graduates
- Chemistry20 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
No data available
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
- Hard working21%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life. 32 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 67 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
- Fierce, elegant, strong33%
- Rigorous, inspiring28%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,800 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 18 responses
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- 4 Year
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- 4 Year
- Williamstown, MA
- Rating 3.84 out of 5 299 reviews
Wellesley College Reviews
Rating 3.73 out of 5 588 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.
Wellesley was an incredible experience for me. It provided me with a nurturing environment that encouraged me to pursue both academic excellence and extracurricular interests. The campus is gorgeous and I met wonderful schoolmates, some who are my closest friends today, decades later. Most of my professors were excellent and rigorous and highly dedicated to their field. I could not have imagined a more ideal place for me during those formative years transitioning from living at my family home to becoming an adult.
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.