Wellesley College


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Wellesley College


$33,072 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


In addition to the main Margaret Clapp library,which also houses special collections (rare books) and archives, Wellesley has four additional libraries: Science, Art, Music, and Astronomy. The total collection has 1.3 million volumes and 2,500 active periodical subscriptions.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 832,415 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 13,983 current serial subscriptions.
  • 535,938 microforms.
  • 28,139 Audio/Visual items.
  • 17,720 e-books.

Museums & Art

The Science Center’s equipment includes an X-ray diffractometer, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers, electron microscopes, and argon and dye lasers. The Davis Museum & Cultural Center’s extensive collections and exhibitions distinguished the Davis as one of the leading art museums and cultural institutions of the Greater Boston area. Whitin Observatory has three permanent telescopes: 6-inch and 12-inch Alvan Clark refractors and a 24-inch telescope. The Margaret C. Ferguson Greenhouses, the Alexandra Botanic Gardens, and the Hunnewell Arboretum contain one of the largest teaching collections of plants in the Northeast.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Other

Campus Resources

  • 468 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 200 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 325 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, health service, health insurance


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on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 97% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 61% of housing units are Singles.
  • 32% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 6% of housing units are Triples.
  • 1% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 22 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Flower Sunday (fall semester); Spring Weekend concert; annual cultural shows by Wellesley Association of South Asian Cultures, Ethos, Mezcla; weekly Film Society offerings; annual Ruhlman and Tanner Conferences that showcase student research and off-campus learning; cheering Boston Marathon runners; spring hooprolling race for seniors.
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 170 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Epsilon, international economics honor society; Psi Chi, honor society in psychology; Pi Sigma Alpha, national political science honor society; Sigma Xi, a science honor society.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Al Muslimat; Awaken the Dawn (non-denominational Christian music based ministry); Asian Baptist Student Koinonia; Bahai Student Association; Buddhist Students at Wellesley; Christian Science Organization; Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints; Darshana: The Wellesley College Hindu Community; Hillel; Episcopal Canterbury Club; Newman Catholic Ministry; Quaker Fellowship; Real Life/Campus Crusade for Christ (non-denominational Christian); Sikh Students at Wellesley; Wellesley College Protestant Christian Chaplaincy; Wellesley Intervarsity Christian Fellowship (non-denominational Christian); Unitarian Universalist Association;
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alianza; Asian Student Union; Chinese Students Association; Club Filipina; Ethos; FUSION; German Club; Hellenic Society; Italian Society; Japan Club; Korean Students Association; Mezcla; Native American Student Org; Pakistani Students’ Assoc; Russian Club; Slater International Association; Taiwanese Cultural Committee; Taiwanese Students Association; Vietnamese Students’ Association; Wellesley African Students’ Association; Wellesley Arab Women; Wellesley Asian Alliance; Wellesley Association for South Asian Cultures; Women for Caribbean Development;
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) There are nearly 170 student organizations at Wellesley College, encompassing nearly every cultural, political, and social interest. A sampling of organizations include Marine Biology Club; Film Society; WXLY college radio station; Best Buddies; Comittee for Political and Legislative Action; Wellesley Energy and Environmental Defense (WEED); Latin American Concerns; Organization for Mental Health Awareness; Whiptails Ultimate Frisbee; Equestrian Club; National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE); Mock Trial; International Relations Council; College Republicans; Dead Serious improv comedy; PRISM Jazz; Shakespeare Society; and 5 a cappella singing groups.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Wellesley News (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Boston (15), Providence, RI (40)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Boston (13)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Boston (13)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 23% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 20% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,500
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses


  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (M.I.T)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (M.I.T.)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code

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