Admissions

Location
Wellesley, MA
Undergrads
2,368
Tuition
$39,420
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Applicant Status At Wellesley College

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Admissions Statistics

Overall Admissions Statistics
Total Applicants:4,156
Male Applicants:0
Female Applicants:4,156
Total Acceptances:1,463
Male Acceptances:0
Female Acceptances:1,463
Acceptance Rate:35%
Yield: ? 40%
Contact Admissions
Phone:(781) 283-2270
Email:admission@wellesley.edu
Web Site:www.wellesley.edu/Admission
Application Information
Open Admissions:No
Common Application:Yes
Application Fee:$50
Application Web Site:new.wellesley.edu/admission/apply
Dates To Know Deadline Notification
Early DecisionNovember 1December 15
Regular Decision January 15 April 1
Must-Reply-By May 1
Admissions
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RequiredRecommendedNeither Required
Nor Recommended
GPA
HS Rank
HS Transcript
College Prep Courses
Recommendations
Audition/Portfolio
SAT/ACT
TOEFL
Freshmen Enrollment Statistics
Total Freshmen Enrollment:589
Full-Time Male Enrollment:0
Full-Time Female Enrollment:589
Part-Time Male Enrollment:0
Part-Time Female Enrollment:0
Waitlist Statistics
Applicants Placed: ? 900
Applicants Accepting: ? 543
Students Enrolled: ? 30
Transfer Statistics
Applications Received:180
Applicants Accepted:47
Students Enrolled:27

Standardized Tests Statistics

Standardized Test Scores Critical Reading Math Writing Composite (out of)
SAT (25th - 75th Percentile) 650 - 740 640 - 730 650 - 740 1940 - 2210 (2400)
ACT (25th - 75th Percentile) Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported 29 - 32 (36)
General Statistics
Top 10% of HS Class:78%
SAT/ACT Required:Either
Students Submitting SAT:85%
Students Submitting ACT:38%
SAT Subject Test Requirements
Not Reported

Facts & Statistics

Tips for Getting In
  • Be sure to include your leadership positions-these are important.
  • Come for an interview on campus.
  • Come visit so you can explain "Why Wellesley?"
  • Have a competitive GPA and test scores.
  • Have an alumna in your family.
  • Have done something that will set you apart from other equally qualified candidates.
  • Show that you are well-rounded and involved.
  • You must be a woman to apply-this is an all women's college.
Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming To School
  • 8:30 a.m. classes seem a lot earlier in college than they did in high school.
  • Boston winters are absolutely inhumane.
  • Even women who feel like they've got a pretty good social life will occasionally despair and question whether they're still "normal."
  • People-even those you've just met-demand a justification for choosing a women's college.
Interviews & Information Sessions
Interviews are not required, but Wellesley always welcomes putting a face to a name and getting to know applicants better. Interviews are usually conducted in the admissions office, or applicants can arrange to have a meeting with an alum in their area. Interviews can be effective and insightful at the same time! It is not required to bring any extra materials-it is a casual conversation.

Info sessions give you the low-down on Wellesley and a basic profile, and they are given by admissions counselors. This is the time to ask any questions you might have. The session covers financial aid and all the opportunities at Wellesley, as well as logistical stuff. Info sessions are often complemented by a student-led tour.
Campus Tours
Campus tours are student-led, so every tour has a little different flavor quite personalized to the tour guide. You don't have to call and schedule one, as walk-ins are welcome. Tours are approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes and will often show a dorm room, the campus center, residence hall lounges, common spaces, bathroom facilities, kitchenettes, a dining hall, the science center, a classroom in the academic quad, and the library. Also covered on the tour: bus stop/transportation routes off campus, health services and campus police info, extracurricular activities/sports, guest policy/boys on campus, study abroad opportunities, and financial aid. Visitors are encouraged to enter the Houghton Chapel, Keohane Sports Center, and the Davis museum after tour conclusion.
Overnight Visits
For an overnight visit, the prospective student must be a senior in high school. To schedule a visit, call the admissions office. Prospies are then matched by student coordinators to their hostesses. A standard overnight visit includes: meeting hostess in the late afternoon, sharing a meal together, spending the night in her dorm, and attending class in the morning. The feel is supposed to be "a day in the life of an average Wellesley student." Visits vary from hostess to hostess, sometimes attending on-campus events, walking into the ville, etc. Any student can choose to attend a class visit (chosen from roster of available classes/times).
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