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#191 Overall Influence #33 Desirability Rank

Wellesley College

Private women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts

Wellesley College was founded in 1870. A four-year, women’s, liberal arts college, Wellesley enrolls more than 2,500 undergraduates.

Wellesley consists of 56 academic departments providing courses across the liberal arts spectrum. Among the most popular programs are those in social sciences, in biological and biomedical sciences, and in computer and information sciences.

Wellesley is associated with one Nobel laureate for peace, Emily Green Balch.

Other distinguished Wellesley connected individuals include the following:

Wellesley is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) (formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges [NEASC]).

From Wikipedia

Wellesley College is a private women's liberal arts college in Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States. Founded in 1870 by Henry and Pauline Durant as a female seminary, it is a member of the original Seven Sisters Colleges, an unofficial grouping of elite current and former women's colleges in the northeastern United States. Wellesley's endowment of $2.2 billion is the largest out of all women's colleges and the 49th largest among all colleges and universities in the United States in 2019.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

6,581

Acceptance

20%

Graduation Rate

94%

Median SAT Score

1445

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$58,120

Fees (in-state)

$328

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$8,785
30K - 48K$4,519
48K - 75K$14,229
75K - 110K$22,275
110K+$48,175

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$71,800

Employed

88%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

3K

Under-Grads

3K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

106 Central St, Wellesley MA 02481-8203

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

14 per 100K

Violent Crime

0 per 100K

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

5 per 100K

Violent Crime

0 per 100K

What is Wellesley College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#114 World Rank
Literature
#127 World Rank
Philosophy
#138 World Rank
Education
#123 World Rank
Political Science
#314 World Rank
Biology
#203 World Rank
Physics
#160 World Rank
History
#164 World Rank
Psychology
#183 World Rank
Economics
#362 World Rank
Mathematics
#353 World Rank
Computer Science
#127 World Rank
Sociology
#516 World Rank
Religious Studies
#968 World Rank
Chemistry
#289 World Rank
Anthropology
#546 World Rank
Earth Sciences

Other areas of influence

#80 World Rank
Social Work
#130 World Rank
Communications
#208 World Rank
Law
#226 World Rank
Nursing
#250 World Rank
Business
#298 World Rank
Medical
#518 World Rank
Engineering
#696 World Rank
Criminal Justice

Influential People

Who are Wellesley College's Most influential alumni?

Wellesley College 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Literature, and Political Science

Winifred Edgerton Merrill

Winifred Edgerton Merrill

American mathematician

Asma Gull Hasan

Asma Gull Hasan

American writer

Kimberly Dozier

Kimberly Dozier

American journalist

Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

American architect

Isabel Ingram

Isabel Ingram

American missionary

Marion Sandler

Businessperson

Judith Goslin Hall

American-Canadian physician

Malinda Lo

Malinda Lo

American writer

Lisa Kleypas

American writer

Ann Medina

Ann Medina

Canadian journalist and producer

Lori Wallach

Lori Wallach

Activist in global trade issues

Lori Wallach

Lori Wallach

Activist in global trade issues