Wellesley number of students
2400 women
Wellesley Tuition
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$55,000 a year
56% get fin aid
Wellesley Acceptance Rate/Yield
31% accepted
41% attend
Wellesley Test Scores
3 low combo 1950
M 640-750; CR 650-740; W 660-750
Wellesley ED/EA
Has ED 45%
Wellesley Racial Breakdowns
Super diverse
23% pacific asian/islander
23% hispanic
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Wellesley Retention/4 year graduation
96% retention rate/85%
Wellesley Overlaps
Amherst, Barnard, Brown, University of Chicago, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, Yale
Wellesley Strongest Majors
Social sciences, area and ethnic studies, biology. Econ super popular. 30% students in 2009 went to work in biz. Science not as popular.
Wellesley Curriculum
Has distribution requirements but no core curriculum other than writing 125. 30 English classes: sci fi, germs, psychology
Can double major
Super focused on academics: writing, quant reasoning and foreign language plus classes in 8 of 9 distribution areas. Students say so many courses and variety so not hard to fulfill requirements.
Wellesley Cross Registration
Can cross register with MIT and Olin
Shuttle bus to Babson and Olin; take classes at Brandeis
Special bus to MIT.
Wellesley Class Size
Mythology is largest class capped at 50.
Science has 35-40 students
Intro to psychology and econ has 25-30 students
Wellesley Stand Outs
Green Hall is career services. WNetwork is the alumni networks
Honor code: can take finals any time, any where
Library has Guttenberg Bible
Entire campus is wifi
Wellesley Study Away
International Studies: Provence program, Berlin, 12 college exchange
Wellesley Extra Curricular
Uses Dana Hall equestrian club
Fall Fling almost 160 students groups set up tables. Easy to start own club.
Wellesley has societies that serve as social and academic clubs
Wellesley Traditions
Class colors
Big sister/Little sister
Hoola Hoop Rolling
Step Sing
Dyke Ball
Wellesley Campus
Lulu (the Lu) campus center is super modern
Anderson is a good place to study. Has a fire place. Cafe in the Lu.
Lu has snack place and pub that are student run.
Science building with birds
The Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall, which houses the Theatre Studies Department, a 1,300-seat auditorium, a black box theater, and a ballroom.
22 acre botanical garden and arboretum.
The Davis Museum and Cultural Center houses 11 galleries, a cinema, and a café.
Wellesley Dorms
Fiske said that dorms are great and “immaculate”. I thought they seemed dingy and depressing. All have grand pianos.
First years and upper class women are mixed on floors, APT advisors are peer tutor living in residences.
All dorms have a piano, RD lives in every complex with her own family.
21 residence houses
Sustainability Coop, Feminist Coop, Immersion houses
RA on every floor
house council
Wellesley Party Life
MIT frat parties
On campus social life seems lacking—too quiet
Wellesley Food
Four dining halls in dorms. Sundae Sundays. Also have 4 different flavors ice cream in dining halls every day.
Food good. Can eat in any dining hall at any time. Dining halls supposed to have themes but it’s hard to tell.
Wellesley for Freshmen
First year mentor is an upper classman who is assigned 10 freshmen. Helps them with registration, eat together and go see a movie
Wellesley Town
Apparently, not much in town for students because so small and expensive but babysitting for locals is lucrative.
Wellesley weekend trips
Cape Cod, Providence, and the Vermont and New Hampshire ski slopes are close by car.
US News
US News Summary #7 National Liberal Arts Wellesley College is a private institution that was founded in 1870. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,481, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 500 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Wellesley College’s ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 7. Its tuition and fees are $43,554 (2013-14). Wellesley College, located 12 west miles outside of Boston in Wellesley, Mass., has a scenic campus encompassing a lake, woodlands, an arboretum and open meadows. It is a liberal arts college for women and is one of the original Seven Sisters Colleges, which includes Mount Holyoke, Vassar, Smith, Radcliffe (now part ofHarvard), Bryn Mawr and Barnard. Students can choose from more than 150 student organizations on campus. The school has 14 varsity athletic teams that are part of NCAA Division III East College Athletic Conference. Instead of sororities, Wellesley has societies that serve as social and academic clubs. Housing is guaranteed for incoming freshmen, and the majority of students live in Wellesley’s 21 residence halls throughout their four years. Wellesley has a cross-registration program with MIT, offering students a greater range of courses. Also, students can spend a semester in another college in the Northeast as part of the Twelve College Exchange Program. The college has a strong science program, including the nation’s second oldest physics lab. Wellesley has a program called the Davis Degree Program, which allows women older than 24 to attend college. The school also has many traditions, including an annual hoop-rolling race between the seniors, and stepsinging, when the academic classes try to out-sing each other. Notable alumni include former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; and ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer.
Wellesley Popular campus events
Ethos Fashion Show and after-party, cultural shows, and the Boston Marathon.
Wellesley Popular student places
Lulu Wang Campus Center, Cafe Hoop, and societies (not sororities). Off-campus, students frequent MIT fraternities.