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Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA

Students interested in this college are also interested in:
Brown University, Smith College, Harvard College, Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, Barnard College

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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  
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT  
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACTRequiredDecember 31
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address106 Central Street
City, State, ZipWellesley, MA  02481
Phone(781) 283-2270
Fax(781) 283-3678
E-mailadmission@wellesley.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Application Fee$50
Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
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
Early Decision NotificationDecember 15
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
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
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

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

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

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate30% of 4,478 applicants were admitted
   Women30% of 4,478 applicants were admitted
   MenNot reported
Students Enrolled588 (44%) of 1,349 admitted students enrolled
   Women588 (44%) of 1,349 admitted students enrolled
   MenNot reported
Early Decision Admission Rate54% of 304 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
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 Math686 average
640-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
48%
Score of 600 - 700
39%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Critical Reading692 average
650-740 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
53%
Score of 600 - 700
37%
Score of 500 - 600
10%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT Writing699 average
650-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
56%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
8%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite30 average
29-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
64%
Score of 24 - 29
33%
Score of 18 - 23
3%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank 
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.74 4.19 688 696 702 30
Low 2.40 3.01 520 530 570 18
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 34
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A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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