Wellesley College

106 Central St, Wellesley, MA

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Wellesley College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Wellesley, MA, which is a predominantly suburban area. Approximately two thousand students are enrolled yearly at Wellesley College.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • English Language And Literature
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. Most students accepted to Wellesley College earn an SAT score between 1950 - 2240, or an ACT composite score between 29 - 32. An estimated 30 percent of all applicant were admitted at this school, with 42 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $45,000 per year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is about $7,000. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who are eligible as grants and loans.

The Wellesley College "Blue" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA.

Students may take a look at the school's http://www.wellesley.edu to see additional information.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the students Wellesley College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Wellesley College is around 2,500 students. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 24% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $47,000-$56,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,500-$1,700 per unit
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid65%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships58%$38,950
Receiving Student Loans46%$3,847

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Wellesley College may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

With a very high graduation rate of around 91%, Wellesley College is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years84%
Graduating in 5 Years5%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature


Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Wellesley College for official up-to-date information.

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