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  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
    A-
  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 2,347 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 $39,700.
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
1310-1500
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$20,013/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,950/ year
  • $30-48k
    $1,950/ year
  • $49-75k
    $5,400/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,500/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,600/ year
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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
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.43 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.42 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,347Undergrads
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 16 responses
Report
  • Overachiever
    81%
  • Hard working
    19%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
66%
of students say they don't have Greek life.29 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.64 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Fierce, elegant, strong
    31%
  • Intense
    31%
  • Rigorous, inspiring
    31%
  • Fast-paced
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,100/ 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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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.
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So far, I love being a student at Wellesley. The range of courses offered is simply astounding, and the faculty members are very understanding and fun to be around. The student body is also very diverse, and you can have an interesting conversation by simply asking someone where they're from!
I love being a student at Wellesley! I have made so many friends and connections, both with professors and my peers. I always feel like I can I be myself, and have seen myself grow into a passionate, confident, intelligent, self-assured woman. I have been guided in my challenges, and cheered on in my successes. The community is incredibly supportive and invested in each other.