106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02481-8203 781-283-2270
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About Wellesley College
  • Year of Foundation 1870
  • Size of Campus 500 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,331
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 100% Female 84%OUS
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $39,420
  • Room and Board $12,284
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 2,193
"Not to be ministered unto but to minister," proclaims Wellesley's motto, capturing in four Latin words the women the College's mission: To provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. The world’s preeminent college for women, Wellesley is known for intellectual rigor, its belief in the enduring importance of service (and putting that belief into practice), and its cultivation in students of an inclusive, pragmatic approach to leadership.
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Flower Sunday (fall semester); Spring Weekend concert; annual cultural shows by Wellesley Association of South Asian Cultures, Ethos, Mezcla; weekly Film Society offerings; annual Ruhlman and Tanner Conferences that showcase student research and off-campus
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Epsilon, international economics honor society; Psi Chi, honor society in psychology; Pi Sigma Alpha, national political science honor society; Sigma Xi, a science honor society.
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Al Muslimat; Awaken the Dawn (non-denominational Christian music based ministry); Asian Baptist Student Koinonia; Bahai Student Association; Buddhist Students at Wellesley; Christian Science Organization; Church of Jesus Ch
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Alianza; Asian Student Union; Chinese Students Association; Club Filipina; Ethos; FUSION; German Club; Hellenic Society; Italian Society; Japan Club; Korean Students Association; Mezcla; Native American Student Org; Pakista
Transportation
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Boston (15), Providence, RI (40)
  • Distance to nearest train Boston (13)
  • Distance to nearest bus Boston (13)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 97%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 6%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (100%), apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, cooperative housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 61%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 22
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 32%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 1%
Campus Services
  • OS of Wifi Network Other
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number of e-books 17,720
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 535,938
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 325
  • Number Of Subscriptions 13,983
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Museums The Science Center's equipment includes an X-ray diffractometer, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers, electron microscopes, and argon and dye lasers. The Davis Museum & Cultural Center's extensive collections and exhibitions distinguished the Da
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 28,139
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 200
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 832,415
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Student Employment and Career
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs More than 120 companies participate in Wellesley's on-campus recruiting program. Wellesley graduates work in a wide range of fields at firms, including non-profit organizations, throughout the world.
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (M.I.T.)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (M.I.T)
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,500
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 20%
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