Admission & Financial Aid

Welcome to Wellesley!

For a quick overview of Wellesley, visit the Wellesley 100, which shares 100 marvelous things about Wellesley, set within a magical interactive online world; or the video playlist, a series of noble but incomplete attempts to capture the immensity of all that is Wellesley. Or read our student blogs.

After that, come on back. You can go a lot of places from here. Read about visiting, cost & financial aid, or just apply already! Gaze upon our quick facts, learn about our unique first-year experience, or contact us, which we would like very much. Start anywhere; bring snacks; travel well. 

What's new?

Wellesley's standardized testing requirement: SAT or the ACT with Writing
Wellesley has eliminated the SAT Subject Test requirement. Applicants who want to self-report SAT Subject Tests, AP scores, or IB exam results to demonstrate particular academic strengths can do so through the testing section of the Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application.

Common Application provides additional essay questions to choose from in 2017-18.
The Common App has revised some of its essay questions and added a choice of two more topics/prompts for the academic year 2017-18. The goal is to help all applicants, regardless of background or access to counseling, see themselves and their stories within these prompts.

Wellesley to accept Coalition Application
Wellesley is among the colleges and universities nationwide that will also accept the new Coalition Application as of summer 2017. It will provide an additional option to the Common Application or the QuestBridge Application. 

"Best College Values"
Finance publisher Kiplinger named Wellesley #1 in Massachusetts and #3 nationally in its ranking of "Best College Values." They ranked 100 schools, considering factors including lowest sticker price, need-based aid (grants, not loans), low average debt, and low number of students who borrow.