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Wellesley College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Wellesley, MA, a predominately suburban area. Wellesley College has an enrollment of about two thousand students.
An ACT or SAT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1980 (25th percentile) - 2270 (75th percentile) on the SAT and within the range of 29 (25th percentile) - 33 (75th percentile) on the ACT is typical among applicants accepted to Wellesley College. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Wellesley College average GPA ranges from 3.75 to 4 for accepted students. The competition to get accepted at this school runs high, given that only 30 percent of students who applied are accepted to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at web.wellesley.edu.
Overall Wellesley College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013
The overall acceptance rate for Wellesley College was reported as 29.1% in Fall 2013 with over 4,770 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 1980 - 2270
- ACT Scores: 29 - 33
- Average GPA: 3.75 - 4
How Hard Is It to Get into Wellesley College?
Applicant Selectivity: High
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Wellesley College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.
Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection
The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wellesley College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.
Acceptance Rate By Year
- 2009-2010: 35.2%
- 2010-2011: 33.3%
- 2011-2012: 30.7%
- 2012-2013: 29.7%
- 2013-2014: 29.1%
- Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 30.5%
How Does Wellesley College Compare?
The acceptance rate for Wellesley College is ninety-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.
Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates
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Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
- High School GPA Scores are Recommended
- High School Class Rankings are Recommended
- School Records are Required
- College Prep Classes are Recommended
- Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
- Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
- TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended
Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)
Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Wellesley College (Fall 2013)
|SAT® Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||660 - 760|
|Math||650 - 750|
|Writing||670 - 760|
|Total Score||1980 - 2270|
|English||0 - 0|
|Math||0 - 0|
|Composite Score||29 - 33|