Wellesley College, founded in 1870, is a private, liberal arts college for women. Its 500-acre campus and arboretum is located in Wellesley, 12 miles west of Boston. It is committed to intellectual scholarship, research and innovative teaching in a context in which women can achieve and flourish. The college has a comprehensive curriculum, a top-notch, accessible faculty and a strong support network on campus as well as a very active and impressive alumnae network. Campus buildings encompass a variety of architectural styles ranging from Gothic to contemporary.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Women Only
2,519
Undergraduates
56
Men - 2.2%
2,464
Women - 97.8%
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Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
22% of 6,395 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 8
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
730 average
680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
715 average
680-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$77,220
Tuition and Fees
$58,448
Room and Board
$17,772
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$57,380
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$23,437
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
303
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
25%
10-19
48%
20-29
22%
30-39
4%
40-49
1%
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Boston Population
27,982
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
97% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
26.5%
Black/African-American
7.7%
Hispanic/Latino
15.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8.2%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
42.1%
Unknown
0.4%
International Students
12.4%
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported