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Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
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.
Web Site www.wellesley.edu/
Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 2,356
   Women Not reported
   Men  
Graduate Students Not reported
ADMISSION
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 30% of 4,555 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 696 average
650-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 703 average
640-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 31 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
MONEY MATTERS
Cost of Attendance $66,966
  Tuition and Fees $48,802
  Room and Board $15,114
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $48,404
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$13,415
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ACADEMICS
Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 298
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
CAMPUS LIFE
Wellesley Population 27,982
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 98% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
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STUDENTS
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
25.8% Asian
6.1% Black/African-American
12.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
44.6% White
4.5% Unknown
International Students 11.0% from 84 countries
First-Year Students Returning 95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 86.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 34.0%