Wellesley College.

Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Wellesley College

Wellesley College is a private women's liberal arts college in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Founded in 1870 by Henry and Pauline Durant, it is a member of the original Seven Sisters Colleges. Wellesley is home to 56 departmental and interdepartmental majors spanning the liberal arts, as well as over 150 student clubs and organizations. Wellesley athletes compete in the NCAA Division III New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. Wellesley's endowment of $2.2 billion was the 49th largest among colleges and universities in the United States in 2019.Notable alumnae include Hillary Rodham Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Katharine Lee Bates, Cokie Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Nora Ephron, Pamela Melroy, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Soong Mei-ling, Diane Ravitch, Bing Xin, and Camara Jones.


  • Offers and bachelor's degrees
  • 2,375 students
  • 0.52 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.wellesley.edu

Notable programs at Wellesley College

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Biology, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Architecture, Art History, History, and Astrophysics.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

1,251 students out of 5,666 applicants were accepted into Wellesley College. They had an average SAT score of 1448. 52% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 61% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Wellesley College was $51,148. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $69,034.

Financial aid available at Wellesley College

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

59% of undergraduate students at Wellesley College received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Wellesley College

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wellesley College was of $15,836 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $800.

Diversity at Wellesley College

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017