Wellesley College

527 reviews
  1. Wellesley, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A-
Wellesley College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference
Address
106 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02481

Wellesley College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
30%
SAT Range
1290-1480
ACT Range
30-33
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$21,216/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,735/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,631/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,532/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,141/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,736/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
91%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.33 responses
73%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,177Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Overachiever
    100%
  • Hard working
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
61%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
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After Wellesley College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
56%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

527 reviews
  • Excellent
    123
  • Very Good
    175
  • Average
    154
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    20
This school is very supportive of its students. It's heavily student-oriented and wants the best for its students. Small classes work better because professors can get to know students better and these relationships lead to healthy class environment.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 days ago
While world-class faculty can be found at any top institution, the expectations of the professors and the self-imposed high standard of achievement among students makes Wellesley intensely and exceptionally challenging. Thus, it's easy think of Wellesley as Hell(esley), but there is a reason why students affectionately refer to their home as Swellesley. Students take pride in how difficult their school is: they don't want an easy degree sending them into a demanding world. Often alumnae credit the academic challenges they faced at Wellesley as fundamental preparation for the challenges they faced in their often accomplished careers. Wellesley's motto is sed ministrare non ministrari, not to be ministered unto but to minister to. Wellesley is not where girls become women, but where women become leaders. Certainly, there is no room for slackers at the top college, but there is also no limit on the achievement of the ambitious, intelligent, and lauded women who continue to attend.
  • Sophomore
  • 18 days ago
The professors here are excellent. From the moment you step into their rooms, they are extremely welcoming and willing to help you.
  • College Student
  • 4 months ago