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Wellesley College Student Life

Wellesley College is on a 500-acre campus in a suburban setting in Wellesley, Massachusetts, not far from Boston. Wellesley College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Wellesley College does not have fraternities or sororities.

Wellesley College has a thriving Student Government. In fact, more students participate in Student Government than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Wellesley College include community service organizations, cultural clubs, societies and theatre groups.

The Wellesley College community comes together each year for Marathon Monday/Scream Tunnel, Flower Sunday and Lake Day.

Does Wellesley College Offer Student Housing?

Wellesley College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.

The majority of Wellesley College students live on campus. In 2021, 97% of undergrads at Wellesley College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 3% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Wellesley College. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.Wellesley College does not offer coed housing or housing for students with disabilities.

Wellesley College Athletics

Wellesley College does not have any athletic programs or the school has not reported any information on their athletic teams.

Is Wellesley College Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Wellesley College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Wellesley College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.

Wellesley College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.

Plan a Visit to Wellesley College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Wellesley College, take Interstate 95 to Wellesley, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Massachusetts you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Wellesley College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Wellesley College Students

100%

Women

0.04%

Men

98%

Full Time

2%

Part Time

15%

In State

85%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

35%

23%

14%

14%

7%

6%

0.49%

0.09%

0.04%

Undergraduate Students

2,280

Non-Resident / International Students

307

Wellesley College Campus Services

Student Services
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  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

2,280

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

20%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$60,752

Out-of-State

$60,752

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 8
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