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Wellesley College - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Wellesley College

Wellesley Residence Hall

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Wellesley College Description:

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Located in an affluent and beautiful town outside of Boston, Wellesley College provides women with one of the best educations available. Wellesley often finds itself listed among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the country, and it often ranks #1 among top women's colleges. The school offers small classes taught exclusively by the full-time faculty, a beautiful campus with Gothic architecture and a lake, and academic exchange programs with Harvard and M.I.T. The college can boast of an 8 to 1 student / faculty ratio, an average class size below 20, and a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,482 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 2% Male / 98% Female
  • 95% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,082
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,032
  • Other Expenses: $1,250
  • Total Cost: $57,164

Wellesley Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 65%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 54%
    • Loans: 32%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $35,835
    • Loans: $3,890

Most Popular Majors:

Biology, Economics, English, History, International Relations, Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 84%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistic

Wellesley and the Common Application

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Wellesley Mission Statement:

"The mission of Wellesley College is to provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world."

(mission statement from http://www.wellesley.edu/PublicAffairs/Media/facts.html)

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