Wellesley College

country rank  278
world rank  789

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University Overview

Founded in 1870, Wellesley College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the medium-sized town of Wellesley (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Wellesley College (WC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) women only higher education institution. Wellesley College (WC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 149 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name
Acronym WC
Founded 1870
Motto Non Ministrari Sed Ministrare
Not to be ministered unto, but to minister
Colours Blue

University Location

Address 106 Central Street
Wellesley (population range: 10,000-49,999)
02481-8203 Massachusetts
United States
T +1 (781) 283 1000
F +1 (781) 283 3639

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Women Only
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 106 Central Street
Wellesley 02481-8203
+1 (781) 283 3694

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 800-899
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to Wellesley College's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Not reported

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation or Recognition

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1929


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • 568 Group
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019