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Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate14%

About Wellesley College

Wellesley’s community is a remarkable blend of treasured tradition and contemporary creativity; 2,375 students enjoy the best of both worlds here: first-rate instruction in a breathtaking setting, plus easy access to Boston and Cambridge—academic, medical, cultural, and historic hub of the Northeast. Wellesley values diversity, and multiculturalism is a way of life. The community draws students from 83 countries and all 50 states; 50% identify as students of color; 16% are international; and 17% are first-generation college students. Wellesley College is a transformative force in the lives of women around the globe. Ranked among the top U.S. liberal arts colleges, Wellesley has a long-time tradition of educating women who make a difference in the world; every resource of the College is devoted to undergraduate women. Living and learning on a campus full of self-directed, intellectually curious women helps students develop the skills needed to succeed.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit college in the suburb of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Wellesley College was founded in 1870 and enrolls 2,447 undergrads and no graduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Wellesley College

It is extremely difficult to get into Wellesley College. In 2022, Wellesley College accepted 14% of applicants. In 2022, 8,491 students applied to Wellesley College and 1,152 were admitted.

Wellesley College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 14%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 29%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 40%

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Wellesley College is located in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, in the suburbs of Boston.

If you would like to see Wellesley College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Wellesley, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International.

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College Info

Wellesley College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 8

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wellesley College is Jan 8.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wellesley College is Mar 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Wellesley College is a member of the Coalition for College.

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Wellesley College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1440 - 1540


Math SAT Range

710 - 780


Reading SAT Range

720 - 770

Wellesley College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Wellesley College is like? There are approximately 2,447 students enrolled at Wellesley College. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 15% percent are from MA and 85% percent of students are from other states.


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