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Wellesley College

Admissions

Visiting And Contact Information

Board of Admission

106 Central Street

Wellesley, MA 02481-8203

United States

Phone: 781-283-2270

Fax: 781-283-3678

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 97
SAT:
% Submitting Score:77%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:660 - 760
     Math Middle 50%:650 - 750
     Writing Middle 50%:670 - 760
ACT:
% Submitting Score:43%
     ACT Middle 50%:29 - 33
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:83%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:99%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:59%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 4,765
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,387
Total of accepted students who enroll: 595
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 96%
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Application Process
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: No
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High School diploma or equivalent is not required
Academic Units Recommended:
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:4
     Social Studies:4
     History:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    97
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    660 - 760
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    650 - 750
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    670 - 760
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    29 - 33
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/15
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