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Wellesley College

Wellesley, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate14%

Wellesley College Academics

Wellesley College requires at least 32 courses to complete a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at Wellesley College, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. Wellesley College accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, Wellesley College has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

NOTE: Around 90% of students who start college at Wellesley College graduate within six years.

Wellesley College true.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: Wellesley College may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Will I Take At Wellesley College?

Wellesley College has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a language requirement as well as a math and science requirement.

Students are not required to take a computer class to graduate.

Course Required?
2nd Language Yes
Math Yes
Science Yes
Computer No

Reminder: Check with Wellesley College directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at Wellesley College

When choosing a major, Wellesley College students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Wellesley College.Wellesley College allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative. Wellesley College false.Wellesley College offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to grad school.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wellesley College

Does Wellesley College Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ Wellesley College does offer services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does Wellesley College Offer Online Classes?

✅ Wellesley College true for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does Wellesley College Give Credit for AP Classes?

✅ Wellesley College true Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does Wellesley College Have An Honors Program?

🟨 To learn more about any possible honors programs at Wellesley College, check with the school directly. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Wellesley College.

Does Wellesley College Require Internships?

❌ Wellesley College does not require an internship for any students.

Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Wellesley College does not require internships for students of any major, internships are a great way to get work experience, discover career paths that might fit you, or rule out ones that don't.

Additional Information About Wellesley College

Wellesley College Library

The main library on campus is the Margaret Clapp Library and there are 4 other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at Wellesley College

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

Wellesley College offers these dual degree programs:

•3-2 dual degree program in engineering in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth College and Columbia University

•Architecture, aeronautics and astronautics, urban studies and planning with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, international economics and finance with Brandeis University


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does Wellesley College have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

Wellesley College has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at Wellesley College include:

•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

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