Wellesley College Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Wellesley, MA, Wellesley College is one of the best universities in the state of Massachusetts. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Wellesley College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Wellesley College.

106 Central Street Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
Phone: (781) 283-2270
Email: admission@wellesley.edu
Web site: http://www.wellesley.edu

Rankings: Wellesley College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 4
Score: 92
Peer college rating (out of 5) 4.5
Graduation and retention ranking: 9
Average freshman retention rate: 94.8%
6-year graduation rate: 91.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 88%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 3
Faculty resources ranking: 8
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 68.6%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.8%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 8:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 91.0%
Student selectivity ranking: 13
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1270-1465
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 76%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 97%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 36.0%
Financial resources rank: 6
Alumni giving rank: 13
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 48.5%

Wellesley College History

Essential Facts: Wellesley College

  • Wellesley was the first women’s college to have scientific laboratories, and its physics laboratory was the second in an American college.
  • The most popular majors at Wellesley College include: Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Psychology;
  • The original Wilmington Conference Academy became Wesley College institute in 1918 and Wesley College conferred its first four-year degrees in 1978.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 98%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 0%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 0%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: N/A
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 27%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook