Wellesley College

106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481-8203

About Wellesley College

Wellesley College is classified as a baccalaureate college with an arts and sciences focus. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This mid-sized four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 to 2,999 degree-seeking students. At least 80% of students are enrolled full time, and half of these students reside on campus. This institution awards 80% of its bachelor’s degrees within the arts and sciences fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors. According to data for fall enrollment, at least 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Transfer students make up fewer than 20% of entering undergraduates. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this four-year bachelor’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate2,324
Student Age% Under 2597%
 % 25 and Over3%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time94%
 % Part-time6%
Race/Ethnicity% White41.5%
 % Black6.4%
 % Asian24.8%
 % Latino7.2%
 % Native American0.5%
 % Race Unknown10.3%
 % International student9%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus settingSuburb
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyFilm, Video, TV
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted33%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled44%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationRequired
 Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Recommended
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT42%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800740 / 800
 SAT Writing650 / 800750 / 800
 SAT Math630 / 800740 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite28 / 3632 / 36
 ACT English / 36
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math / 36 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$39,666
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$39,666
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid66%
 % Undergraduates with Loans32%
 % Undergraduates with Grants63%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$800
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$12,284
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$1,800
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,250
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$1,250
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,050

Neighborhood Data for the Wellesley Area

Median Age37.2
Median Household Income$145,208
Total Population27,818
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total42.3% 57.7%
 Age 0-950.0%50.0%
 Age 10-1750.8%49.2%
 Age 18-2420.3%79.7%
 Age 25-2944.2%55.8%
 Age 30-3941.9%58.1%
Race/Ethnicity% White85.0%
 % Black2.0%
 % Asian9.8%
 % Latino4.3%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Pacific Islander0.1%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$12,284
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$1,800
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,245
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50017.3%34.0%17.4%
 $500 to $74930.7%0.0%0.0%
 $750 to $99952.0%27.2%4.0%
 Over $10000.0%38.8%74.2%
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