Wellesley College in Wellesley

Wellesley, MA

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Wellesley College offers 158-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 30%. The most popular test is SAT - 67% of students submitted it in comparison to 49% of students who submitted ACT. 4.1% are women, and 95.9% are men. 11% percents of international students. Wellesley College is a member of 4 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Wellesley College is 21973$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $48928 and $61088 per year. 91% of full-time Wellesley College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $56,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Wellesley College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Wellesley College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$9,735
$30,001 - $48,000$6,631
$48,001 - $75,000$14,532
$75,001 - $110,000$22,141

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 7362

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1402 of Wellesley College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 60 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Wellesley College number 15 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Wellesley College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Wellesley College.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: students must complete their preparation at another institution for certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Wellesley College graduation rate is above the national average.

91% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Wellesley College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

8 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Neither required nor recommended:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Wellesley College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 33%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Wellesley College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 41%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Wellesley College full-time retention rate is 95% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Wellesley College students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1940 - 2240

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 640 - 740
Math: 650 - 750
Writing: 650 - 750

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Wellesley College students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
27 - 33

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 31 - 34
Math: 27 - 32
Writing: 8 - 10

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Wellesley College is 7:1, that means that for every 7 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Wellesley College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Wellesley College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 106 Central St address in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Wellesley College with 0.52% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Wellesley College offers 158 programs in total: 158 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the highest number of programs in comparison with other 23 universities in Norfolk county, with one of the highest number of Bachelor's degree.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.


Wellesley College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2465 students with 73951 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Wellesley College

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Overall Rating:

I am a proud Alum of Wellesley. I love my College & will always feel connected to it.

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Amazing place, and so fortunate that I was able to attend this incredible institution.I met lifelong friends, learned from the world's foremost educators and thinkers, and felt prepared to take on any challenge that came my way upon graduating.

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Overall Rating:

30 years ago I received a very good science education at Wellesley. It's in the region of the Northeast with lots of colleges and near enough to Boston to enjoy what there is in the city. At that time the campus was beautiful and still very historic. In fact when I first arrived they had the old gym with the antiquated changing rooms down in the basement ! I can't really vote for changes that happened since that time

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Overall Rating:

Worst College ever. What do they charge $50,000 for??? They don't teach

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Overall Rating:

Thank you hillary for inspiring the young woman today to keep on dreaming. Thank you Wellesley for making great graduate like Hilary and many others. Her speech today will inspire women around the world not just at Wellesley.

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Location & Website

Address: 106 Central St


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +7812831000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: wellesley.edu

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