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.

Read More
collegeType
Private
studentType
No, women only
2,447
Undergraduates
37
Men - 1.5%
2,430
Women - 99.3%
Admissions iconAdmissions
See More
Admissions iconAdmissions
expand icon
Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
14% of 8,491 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
710-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
720-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
Financials iconFinancials
See More
Financials iconFinancials
expand icon
Cost of Attendance
$85,466
Tuition and Fees
$64,336
Room and Board
$19,080
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$63,771
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$18,512
Academics iconAcademics
See More
Academics iconAcademics
expand icon
Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
291
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
25%
10-19
48%
20-29
22%
30-39
4%
40-49
1%
Campus life iconCampus Life
See More
Campus life iconCampus Life
expand icon
Wellesley Population
28,684
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
91% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
Students iconStudents
See More
Students iconStudents
expand icon
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
26.4%
Black/African-American
8.9%
Hispanic/Latino
17.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
8.2%
White
38.1%
Unknown
0.5%
International Students
14.0% from 85 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
82.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
76%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid data displayed on CollegeData’s college profiles is from the 2022-23 academic year.
A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases, copyright © 2023 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.