Wellesley College: Review & Facts

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Wellesley College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 2,485 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1875 and is one of the 2 colleges and schools located in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
53
Wellesley College will give you the option to receive a bachelor's degree.

Wellesley College follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and has 53 majors. The most popular concentrations are Political Science, Economics, Biology, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, and Foreign Languages. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
93%
The student retention rate at Wellesley College is very high at 93% (well above Massachusetts average). Considering this statistic, apparently students definitely love their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Wellesley College is great: 90%. Roughly 3% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Wellesley College is good - 8:1. Learn more about faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$42,200
Average tuition charges are extremely high - about $41,900 a year. The additional fees at Wellesley not covered by tuition are roughly $300, which comes to a total of $42,200 per year.

Read the details about Wellesley College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
30%
As reported in recent data, 4,548 applications were submitted and 1,349 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to be accepted at this school.

This school might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Wellesley College in the Admissions and Tests report for this institution.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,600
Wellesley College offers study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Wellesley, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D
Wellesley College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 2,300 students, which offers a good on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, nearly $6,600 annually.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Wellesley College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Wellesley College appears to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Wellesley College Location and Maps



Post Address: Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley, Massachusetts 02481-8203, USA
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