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Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

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Entrance Difficulty
Most Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma or equivalent is not required
High School Program 
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English  4
Mathematics  4
Science  3
Foreign Language  4
Social Studies  4
History  4
Academic Electives  
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT  
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACTRequiredDecember 31
SAT Subject Tests Only 
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Not used
ACT: Not used


Admissions Office
Address106 Central Street
City, State, ZipWellesley, MA  02481
Phone(781) 283-2270
Fax(781) 283-3678
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Application FeeNo fee required
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationApril 1
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedYes
Early Decision DeadlineNovember 1, January 1
Early Decision NotificationDecember 15, February 28
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationAccepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
3 required for all freshmen
OtherFirst senior marking period grades and mid-year report required for freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process


FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
Work ExperienceX


Overall Admission Rate30% of 4,555 applicants were admitted
   Women30% of 4,555 applicants were admitted
   MenNot reported
Students Enrolled1,380 admitted students enrolled
   WomenNot reported
   MenNot reported
Early Decision Admission Rate44% of 375 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 1,404
Students Accepting Wait List Position 843
Students Admitted From Wait List 30
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPANot reported
3.75 and AboveNot reported
3.50 - 3.74Not reported
3.25 - 3.49Not reported
3.00 - 3.24Not reported
2.50 - 2.99Not reported
2.00 - 2.49Not reported
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math696 average
650-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Score of 600 - 700
Score of 500 - 600
Score of 400 - 500
Score of 300 - 400
Score of 200 - 300
SAT Critical Reading703 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Score of 600 - 700
Score of 500 - 600
Score of 400 - 500
Score of 300 - 400
Score of 200 - 300
SAT Writing694 average
650-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Score of 600 - 700
Score of 500 - 600
Score of 400 - 500
Score of 300 - 400
Score of 200 - 300
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 80%
Top quarter: 95%
Top half: 100%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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Average 3.80 4.29 692 713 32
Low 3.14 3.42 470 560 26
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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