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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.

Website: www.wellesley.edu/

Private
2,508
Undergraduate
Students
(97.8%) 2,454 Women
(2.2%) 54 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
22% of 5,666 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
670-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
720 average
690-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
31 average
30-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$74,048
Tuition and Fees
$56,052
Room and Board
$17,096
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$54,894
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$16,122
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
309
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 48% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Wellesley Population
27,982
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
98% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
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Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
26.8% Asian
7.1% Black/African-American
13.6% Hispanic/Latino
7.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
45.1% White
0.1% Unknown
International Students
12.2% from 84 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
78.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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