Wellesley College
#133 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]).

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

6,631

Acceptance

20%

Graduation Rate

91%

Median SAT Score

1425

Median ACT Score

32

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$53,408

Fees (in-state)

$324

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$6,425
30K-48K$4,033
48K-75K$7,934
75K-110K$19,984
110K+$41,765

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

#55 World Rank #27 USA Rank
Literature
#85 World Rank #32 USA Rank
Philosophy
#63 World Rank #45 USA Rank
Political Science
#145 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Mathematics
#157 World Rank #54 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#111 World Rank #57 USA Rank
Sociology
#116 World Rank #67 USA Rank
Psychology
#137 World Rank #70 USA Rank
Economics
#215 World Rank #80 USA Rank
Physics
#157 World Rank #83 USA Rank
Computer Science
#179 World Rank #87 USA Rank
Religious Studies
#170 World Rank #88 USA Rank
Biology
#175 World Rank #98 USA Rank
History
#226 World Rank #109 USA Rank
Anthropology
#310 World Rank #112 USA Rank
Chemistry

Other areas of influence

#27 World Rank #23 USA Rank
Social Work
#83 World Rank #55 USA Rank
Education
#85 World Rank #64 USA Rank
Nursing
#159 World Rank #86 USA Rank
Law
#182 World Rank #136 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#227 World Rank #161 USA Rank
Business
#251 World Rank #127 USA Rank
Medical
#279 World Rank #201 USA Rank
Communications
#282 World Rank #124 USA Rank
Engineering

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. Wellesley College’s most academically influential people include Alice S. Huang, Diane Sawyer, and Annie Jump Cannon.

Alice S. Huang

American biologist

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Diane Sawyer
Diane Sawyer

American journalist

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Annie Jump Cannon
Annie Jump Cannon

American astronomer

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Marjorie Grene

American philosopher

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Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron

American film director and writer

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Rosario Ferré

Puerto Rican writer

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Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch

American academic

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Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts

American journalist

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Bing Xin
Bing Xin

Chinese writer

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Sophonisba Breckinridge
Sophonisba Breckinridge

American lawyer, social reformer, social scientist and civil rights activist

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Nannerl O. Keohane
Nannerl O. Keohane

American academic

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Ayesha Jalal
Ayesha Jalal

Pakistani historian

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