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Wellesley College

Wellesley College is a liberal arts school for women that couples an intimate, student-centered academic experience with the resources of a large research university through its collaborations with schools in nearby Boston. Widely regarded as one of the most academically rigorous schools in the country, Wellesley offers over 1,000 courses in over 50 majors, and allows students to take courses at nearby MIT, Babson College, and Brandeis University among others. Students enjoy the beautiful 500 acre campus and Lake Waban as well as the great campus environment created by the residential communities and nearly 180 student organizations. Students are also well-connected to nearby Boston and can catch a ride to Cambridge on the Wellesley College Senate bus to take advantage of the plethora of activities that the vibrant city has to offer. Wellesley College has a ‘need-blind’ admissions policy and the school strives to meet 100% of its incoming students’ financial need.

Admissions Phone 781 283-2270
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 3957 ACT: 1926 FAFSA: 002224 CSS Profile: 3957
Location Wellesley, Massachusetts; Large town, 15 miles South West of Boston
College Type Private (nonprofit)
College Newspaper The Wellesley News
Enrollment ~2,000 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Area and Ethnic Studies, Biology, Foreign Languages and Literature
Student Life Many of Wellesley’s oldest traditions are re-enacted every year around the beautiful lake on campus. Among the various traditions are step-singing, dorm and class crew races, “Lake Day”, “Spring Week”, and “Marathon Monday”. Most students live on campus, which is outfitted accordingly with multiple entertainment outlets like Punch’s Alley, the campus pub, and Coffee Hoop, a cool coffee shop in the basement of the Campus Center.
International ~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Recommended; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available
Transfer Yes, Fall, Spring; Statement of good standing from prior institution(s); Transfers from universities abroad are not accepted
Crossover Barnard, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Bryn Mawr
Other Selective (~30% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application; All women school
Cross registration with MIT and Babson


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