Wellesley College

Quick Facts

Top rated women's liberal art college


Wellesley, MA



Popular Majors

Economics, Biology, English Literature, Psychology, Art History

Total Students

Undergrad Students




Room and Board




 Average Net Price *



Distance from Boston

School Website

17 miles

School Website

* Average Net Price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

Wellesley College is a private women's liberal arts college in the town of Wellesley, Massachusetts. Founded in 1870, the college is consistently ranked among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the United States. 

The college gives their students many options in tailoring their majors, offering 32 majors as well as 22 interdepartmental majors. The college’s full-engagement academic philosophy extends to the running of the college itself. The student voice is central to decision-making, and students serve on major committees of the Board of Trustees, participate in faculty searches, and contribute to strategic planning.

In addition to the core curriculum, the school offers an impressive variety of educational opportunities, like international studies, internships, and programs with other colleges. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular projects, and the college offers hundreds of local internships and advocacy programs in the surrounding communities.

Wellesley fields 14 varsity sports teams: basketball, crew, cross-country, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.

The college is known for the picturesque beauty of its 500-acre campus located in Wellesley, MA. Free shuttle buses are provided to local destinations in Boston and the subway (MBTA) station nearby.