Wellesley College, located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, is a four-year liberal arts college for women.

Ranked among the top U.S. liberal arts and sciences colleges, Wellesley has a long-time tradition of educating women who make a difference in the world. Wellesley’s 2,300 students come from all 50 states and over 80 countries, and represent a diverse array of backgrounds and experiences. They enjoy first-rate instruction on a breathtaking lakeside campus that marries serenity with state of the art facilities and easy access to Boston, a social, cultural, and professional hub. With 54+ majors and 1000+ courses, Wellesley students meet a rigorous academic program and engage in transformative research and experiential learning opportunities.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College; Women's College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 20%
  • Average ACT score: 32
  • Average SAT score: 1433
  • Test optional?: Yes, for Fall 2021 admissions cycle
  • Common Application accepted?: Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Architecture; Art History; Arts; Astronomy; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; English; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; History; Humanities; International Relations; Languages; Liberal Arts; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Psychology; Sociology
  • Full list of majors available: https://www.wellesley.edu/academics


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $76,000  


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Softball; Women's Basketball; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Women's Golf; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Rowing; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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