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.
- 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Special Learning Opportunities
- ROTC (Army, Air Force)
- Teacher certification
- Study abroad
- Academic/career counseling service
- Employment services for students
- Placement services for completers
- 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
- Not applicable
- Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
- Bachelor's degree
- 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