Wellesley College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Massachusetts


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Located in an affluent and beautiful town outside of Boston, Wellesley College provides women with one of the best educations available. Wellesley often finds itself listed among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the country, and it often ranks #1 among top women's colleges. The school offers small classes taught exclusively by the full-time faculty, a beautiful campus with Gothic architecture and a lake, and academic exchange programs with Harvard and M.I.T. The college can boast of an 8 to 1 student / faculty ratio, an average class size below 20, and a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Economics, English, History, International Relations, Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2498
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 2498
Faculty: 274

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 9:1

Percent Male: 2%
Percent Female: 98%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 84%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 90%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

106 Central St
Wellesley Massachusetts 2481


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 28 31
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 640 740
Math 630 740
Writing 650 750

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 34%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -34%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 800

Other Expenses: 1250

Room and Board: 12284

Tuition and Fees: 39666

Total Cost: 54000

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 5316

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 66%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 63%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 32%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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