Wellesley College

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Private women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts
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About Wellesley College

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]).

According to 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 $3.226 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. Wellesley is frequently considered to be one of the best liberal arts colleges in the United States. The college is currently ranked #5 on the National Liberal Arts College list produced by U.S. News and World Report.

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Wellesley College Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

Annual ApplicationsAcceptanceGraduation RateMedian SAT ScoreMedian ACT Score
6,58120%94%144532

How Much Does Wellesley College Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
$60,752
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$8,785
30K - 48K$4,519
48K - 75K$14,229
75K - 110K$22,275
110K+$48,175

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Wellesley College Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Wellesley College, then you can expect to earn an average of $71,800 per year. You also have a 88% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Wellesley College's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

Student BodyUnder-Grads
2,7652,765

Where is Wellesley College?

Wellesley College is located at 106 Central St, Wellesley MA 02481-8203

How Safe is Wellesley College?

Wellesley College has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%. Wellesley has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Wellesley College Known For?

Wellesley College is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

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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, Psychology, and Philosophy. Here are some of Wellesley College's most famous alumni:

Diane Sawyer
Diane Sawyer
An American journalist.
Annie Jump Cannon
Annie Jump Cannon
An American astronomer .
Soong Mei-ling
A Chiang Kai-shek's wife, First Lady of the Republic of China .
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
An American politician.
Bing Xin
Bing Xin
A Chinese writer .
Ayesha Jalal
Ayesha Jalal
A Pakistani historian.
Mary Lefkowitz
An American classical scholar.
Joanna Macy
Joanna Macy
An American activist.
Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts
An American journalist .
Susan Estrich
An American lawyer, academic and political analyst.
Rebecca Lancefield
Rebecca Lancefield
An American microbiologist.
Emily Greene Balch
Emily Greene Balch
An American economist and writer.

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