Wellesley College
#188 Overall Influence#33 Desirability Rank

Wellesley College

Private women's liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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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. 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.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

6,581

Acceptance

20%

Graduation Rate

89%

Median SAT Score

1445

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$55,728

Fees (in-state)

$324

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

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 . Wellesley College’s most academically influential people include Jocelyn Benson, Jane Langton, and Asma Gull Hasan.

Jocelyn Benson

American academic

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Jane Langton

Novelist, children's writer

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Asma Gull Hasan
Asma Gull Hasan

American writer

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Dorothy Cheney

Scientist

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Santha Rama Rau
Santha Rama Rau

American writer

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Bina Shah

Journalist & writer

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Kimberly Dozier
Kimberly Dozier

American journalist

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Malinda Lo
Malinda Lo

American writer

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Marilyn Mailman Segal

American psychologist

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Virginia Abernethy

American anthropologist and activist

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Elizabeth Barlow Rogers

American architect

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Lori Wallach
Lori Wallach

Activist in global trade issues

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