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Wellesley College
Wellesley College 106 Central St, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481-8203 Wellesley Hills, MA 02481 Phone: (781) 283-1000
  • General Information
    About Wellesley College

    Wellesley's motto, putting into four Latin words the outcome of the College's mission: To provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Smart, serious women choose Wellesley because it offers one of the best liberal arts educations—and total learning environments—available anywhere… but they graduate with more than a highly regarded degree and four memorable years. They leave as “Wellesley women,” uniquely prepared to make meaningful personal and professional contributions to the “real world” they are joining—and to be major influences in it. The world’s preeminent college for women, Wellesley is known for intellectual rigor, its belief in the enduring importance of service (and putting that belief into practice) and its cultivation in students of an inclusive, pragmatic approach to leadership.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,156
    Percent Admitted 35%
    Men Admitted 0%
    Women Admitted 0%
    Full Time Retention Rate 94%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 640 740
      Math 630 725
      Writing 650 740
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 28 32
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 2,539
    Native American 13.0
    Asian 635.0
    African American 155.0
    Hispanic 167.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 2,294
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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