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.
Wellesley College Rankings
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- 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.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.43 responses
Most Popular Majors
Research and Experimental Psychology37 Graduates
Information Science35 Graduates
Neuroscience and Neurobiology33 Graduates
Political Science and Government32 Graduates
Women's Studies27 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities21 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.65 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses
Wellesley College Reviews
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 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.