Wellesley College

517 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
    B+
  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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.40 responses
74%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.38 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 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 11 responses
Report
  • Overachiever
    91%
  • Hard working
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.59 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Fierce, elegant, strong
    36%
  • Intense
    36%
  • Rigorous, inspiring
    27%

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%
63%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.19 responses

Reviews

517 reviews
  • Excellent
    125
  • Very Good
    175
  • Average
    154
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    20
As a student athlete, athletics are my favorite part of my Wellesley experience. A large number of students are also varsity athletes, and it is among these people that I've found some of my best friends. All varsity athletes fully support other teams on campus. It is among non- student athletes where support is lacking. Many students are not aware that Wellesley even has varsity teams.

Thankfully, the athletic facilities are being updated with summer. It's comforting to know that the administration values athletics enough to spend this kind of money on improvements- and it is much appreciated but the athletes!
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 19 2014
I worked with a lot of technology while on campus, but not a lot of computer technology. The Internet speed was just fine. Everyone was always online. The only times people got mad at computers were during registration (actual speed problems) and perhaps midterms and finals- but that's normal. Printing is free, unless you print in color. And there are no limits! Some of the tech in the classrooms was old and A/V specialists were called, but hopefully they're getting replaced. There's no free or discounted software to my knowledge, except for Cisco. Tech support was always helpful.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Mar 19 2014
I am a double major in English and Psychology and I absolutely love both of my programs! Departments at Wellesley structure themselves in a way they think is most conducive to students' interests. For instance, sciences are often more structured to help guide students through courses in a way that allows the material to naturally build on itself. Meanwhile, humanities take a freer approach. They have general requirements that give students the flexibility to explore areas they find most interesting. For example, as an English major you must take one course that focuses on works before 1900. But you can fulfill this in any way that makes the most sense to you. Furthermore, every department posts a list of available internships and job openings that can find, which is incredibly helpful and accessible.
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 30 2012