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

With its reputation as one of the most challenging academic institutions in the USA, Wellesley prepares women from all corners of the world and diverse ethnic backgrounds to be leaders in their professional, civic, and personal lives.

Wellesley’s blend of high academic standards, strong sense of community, and state-of-the-art teaching facilities creates an ideal environment for women who strive for academic excellence. Students choose from among 50 majors (of which 20 are interdepartmental) and 1,000 courses.

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: 30%
  • Average ACT score: 31
  • Average SAT score: 1400 (without writing included)
  • Test optional?: No
  • 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): $74,000


  • 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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