Wellesley College

Wellesley, Massachusetts
4-year Private university


Wellesley College is a private institution established in 1870 with suburban setting located at Wellesley. It is ranked 3 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $53,732 (2018). It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,347. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#3 in National Liberal Arts Colleges
Location Wellesley, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1870
Selectivity High
Size Small
2,508 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Social Sciences
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $53,732
Outstate Tuition Fee $53,732
Room and Board Fees $16,468
$60,100 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


28% (High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Very Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.98 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition, Quest Bridge

For International Students

110 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$48,404 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$47,355 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $73,250
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
100% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application --
Forms to be submitted CSS, FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Not Available

Other Scholarships

Not Available


2,508 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
96% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
91% Students graduate within 6 years