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Wellesley College

School Profile

  • Wellesley CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Wellesley, MA
  • Acceptance Rate: 36%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Women only

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,344
First-year Undergraduate Students: 596
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,212

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African Studies
  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Astronomy
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Central/Eastern European Studies
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chinese
  • Bachelor of Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Comparative Literature
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of East Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of European Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Foreign Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of Greek, Ancient
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Italian
  • Bachelor of Japanese
  • Bachelor of Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Bachelor of Latin
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Linguistics
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Medieval/Renaissance Studies
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Music History/Literature
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Russian/Slavic Area Studies
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of South Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $38,062
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $38,062

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Required for Some: SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests; or ACT
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 636
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 282


Member: NCAA
Team name: Wellesley Blue


  • Ranked #6 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #4 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #4 Best Value Schools

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Admissions Address

106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
(781) 283-2270
Fax: (781) 283-3678
Contact: Jennifer Desjarlais
Dean of Admission

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 34%
Early decision acceptance rate 59%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 32%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 4,267
Female applicants 4,267
Male applicants 0
Applicants accepted 1,440
Female applicants accepted 1,440
Male applicants accepted 0
Freshman enrollment 633
Female freshman enrollment 633
Male freshman enrollment 0
Early decision applicants 235
Early decision applicants accepted 138
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 1,049
Students accepting place on wait list 495
Students accepted from wait list 0

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 52%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 80%
SAT Critical Reading average score 689
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 640-740
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 683
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 630-740
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 650-750
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 42%
Average ACT Composite score 30
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 28-31
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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