ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the United States, all-female Wellesley College has a long-time tradition of educating women who make a difference in the world. Wellesley women excel in whatever academic field they choose, including traditional male bastions like economics and the sciences, graduating uniquely prepared to make meaningful personal and professional contributions to the real world and to be major leaders in it. The school is situated in Wellesley, a Boston suburb, and boasts a breathtakingly beautiful green campus with state-of-the-art facilities. Classes are small, and professors are dedicated to seeing their students thrive and succeed. Extensive undergraduate research opportunities give Wellesley graduates a head start when they go on to graduate and professional schools. The college’s most famous alumnae include former secretaries of state Madeleine Albright and Hillary Clinton, as well as political leader Soong May-ling and NASA astronaut Pamela Melroy. For more information about Wellesley College, see www.wellesley.edu/about.
MOST POPULAR MAJORS
Economics, psychology, English, political science, biological sciences, women’s and gender studies, cinema and media studies, sociology. For a full list of undergraduate majors see www.wellesley.edu/academics/deptsmajorprog
Undergraduate students: 2,300, all women
Graduate students: —
International students: 12%
Student-to-faculty ration: 7:1
Classes with fewer than 20 students: 73%
4-year graduation rate: 86%
Selectivity: Most selective
Fall 2015 acceptance rate: 30%
SAT test scores (middle 50%): 690-760 (Reading), 670-770 (Math)
ACT test scores (middle 50%): 29-33
Recommended minimum TOEFL: 100
Application deadline: Jan 15
Tuition and fees: $48,800
Room and board: $15,100
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students are eligible for need-based financial aid, and for those admitted, Wellesley meets 100% of demonstrated financial need. However, admission for international students is need-sensitive and thus highly competitive for international citizens applying for aid. The average annual package for international students receiving financial aid is $55,000.
HOW TO APPLY
For detailed information about the application process for international students, see www.wellesley.edu/admission/esp/international.