Wellesley

Wellesley College

106 Central St, Wellesley, United States
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  • Class Notes
    1
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    23
  • Previously Enrolled
    36

Overview of Wellesley College (Wellesley)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,508
    • Men:54 (2.2%)
    • Women:2,454 (97.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (Wellesley)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Wellesley College is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma or equivalent is not required

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
4
Social Studies
-
4
History
-
4
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 31
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
106 Central Street
City, State, Zip
Wellesley, MA  02481
Phone
(781) 283-2270
Fax
(781) 283-3678
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 28
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
First senior marking period grades and mid-year report required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
22% of 5,666 applicants were admitted
Women
22% of 5,666 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
614 (49%) of 1,251 admitted students enrolled
Women
614 (49%) of 1,251 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
717 average |670-770 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
60%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
3%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
720 average |690-760 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
71%
• Score 600 - 700
25%
• Score 500 - 600
3%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
31 average |30-33 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
80%
• Score 24 - 29
20%
• Score 18 - 23
0%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Wellesley)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $51,148 (75.45733506432197%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,836 (23.362445414847162%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (1.1802195208308746%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Wellesley College accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002224
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
427 (70.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
353 (82.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
353 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
353 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,612
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 341 (96.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $48,433
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 313 (88.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,187
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,636 (68.9%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,412 (86.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,412 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,412 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$49,713
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,372 (97.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $47,375
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,289 (91.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,031
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
49%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$18,370
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Wellesley)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


309

Part-Time Faculty


50

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


80%

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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 21% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 79% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,902,859

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Wellesley College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


95.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


78.2%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


87.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


90.0%

Programs & Majors (Wellesley)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (58)


  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics, General
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Area and ethnic studies

Online Degrees


Engineering, architecture, aeronautics and astronautics, urban studies and planning with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, international economics and finance with Brandeis University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life (Wellesley)

Location & Geography

Population


27,982

Nearest Metropolitan Area


500 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Women only housing, cooperative housing

Students of College Housing


98% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


2%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
-
School Colors
Wellesley blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, basketball, crew, skiing (cross-country), skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Wellesley College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, student government, community service organizations, cultural clubs, societies, theater groups

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


No, women only

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,374

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,508
Women
2,454
Men
54

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

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

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