Study at Wellesley College
Wellesley College was chartered in 1870 as the Wellesley Female Seminary. It
was given its present name on March 7, 1873. However, classes began to be
offered only from the year 1875. It is now a private women's liberal arts
institute located on more than 450 acres of land in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Wellesley College's recent Enrolments have been more than 2, 000 students every
year. The college offers baccalaureates degrees in over 50 majors. One can
choose from programs in the fields of art, architecture, classical studies, cinema and media studies, English, geosciences, peace and justice studies, religion, and women's studies, among others.
Wellesley College's sports teams participate in basketball, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and
diving, tennis, and volleyball. Students are also members of clubs and
organizations such as the la Mode, Alianza, Art Club, Blue Notes, Cafe Hoop, Glee Club, and Phi Sigma.
Wellesley College can be found in Wellesley, MA (a large suburb). The school is
a private, not-for-profit institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest
degree at Wellesley College.
The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The range of
program offerings available from Wellesley College is especially impressive
compared to its number of students. The most common majors at the school are in
science, mathematics, fine arts, and liberal arts.
Wellesley College Selectivity
Wellesley College does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who
applies is accepted. The school turned down 64% of potential students in 2007.
Only 25% of students scored 660 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math
SAT scores at Wellesley College centered around 640 to 730, but ranged both
higher and lower.
Classes at the school are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is
one way Wellesley College works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the
school are well-paid.
In 2007, 2, 380 students were enrolled in Wellesley College. A very high share of
students at the school are female.
Wellesley College has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments
are common at the school. Wellesley College offers students meal plans. The
school student athletes compete in New England Women's and Men's Athletic
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