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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
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade B+
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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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.

About

106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481
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Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

Wellesley College Rankings

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

Wellesley Admissions

Acceptance Rate
22%
Application Deadline
January 8
SAT Range
1360-1530
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,805 / 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
$52,403 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
66%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
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. 45 responses
39%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 44 responses

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Majors

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
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,399 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
120
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 19 responses
  • Overachiever
    74%
  • Hard working
    21%
  • Stressed
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
66%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 32 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Fierce, elegant, strong
    33%
  • Intense
    28%
  • Rigorous, inspiring
    28%
  • Fast-paced
    6%
  • Underrated
    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%
61%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 18 responses

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