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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.21% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
4,854 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
94.6% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
574 Graduates


The median tuition at Wellesley College is $48,510, which is $16,300 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $20,013.

In 2016, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 33% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Wellesley College received 4,854 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 5% annual growth. Out of those 4,854 applicants, 1,388 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.6% acceptance rate.

There were 2,482 students enrolled at Wellesley College in 2016, and 66% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Wellesley College has an overall enrollment yield of 42.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Wellesley College has a total enrollment of 2,482 students. The full-time enrollment at Wellesley College is 2,347 students and the part-time enrollment is 135. This means that 94.6% of students enrolled at Wellesley College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wellesley College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 35.9% White, 20.7% Asian, 10.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.6% Two or More Races, 5.2% Black or African American, 0.08% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 12.3% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at Wellesley College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35.2%), followed by Asian Female (20.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, N/A N/A women than men graduated from Wellesley College. The majority of students graduating from Wellesley College are White. These 309 graduates mean that there were 2.22 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 139 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Wellesley College is General Economics with 94 graduates, followed by Other Research & Experimental Psychology with 64 graduates and General Political Science & Government with 51 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Wellesley College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Cultural & Gender Studies, with 53 graduates, followed by Language & Linguistics with 61 graduates and Philosophy and Religious Studies with 18 graduates.


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Wellesley College has an endowment valued at nearly $1.88B, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $53M (2.82%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Wellesley College had a total expenditure of $213M. Of that $213M, they spent $85.6M on salaries and $29M on benefits.

Wellesley College employs 108 Professors, 71 Associate professors, and 63 Lecturers. Most academics at Wellesley College are Female Professors (56), Male Professors (52), and Female Lecturers (43).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wellesley College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 478 employees, Service, with 241 employees, and Management with 22 employees.



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