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 Live Online Information Sessions
Wellesley admission counselors will hold live one-hour virtual information sessions on what makes Wellesley unique, plus a Q&A: Nov. 16 @ 7 pm; Dec. 15 @ 9am.

Wellesley On the Road
Every fall and spring, Wellesley’s admission counselors travel across the country visiting high schools, attending college fairs, and hosting informational meetings for you and your parents. See if we will be visiting your area.

New! Early Decision Round II
Wellesley has added a new decision plan, Early Decision Round II, a binding plan that gives you more time in the fall to decide that Wellesley is your first choice. The admission deadline is January 1; decision notification is late February.

New: Helpful text message service for college-bound students
The free tool Up Next sends simple text messages that remind you of admission and financial aid deadlines. Text the word “college” to 44044 to get started. The service sends prompts to your phone with reminders. It's part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative and Better Make Room campaign.

Wellesley to accept future Coalition Application
Wellesley is among the diverse coalition of colleges and universities nationwide that will also accept the new Coalition Application as of summer 2017. It will not replace the Common Application or the QuestBridge Application; it will simply provide applicants with an additional option. 

"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, but not loans), low average debt, and low number of students who borrow. See article.

The College Planner
Beginning your college search? See our College Planner: 5 steps toward a sane, productive, even enjoyable college search process, plus practical tools. Better yet, if you're a HS sophomore or junior, join our Mailing List and we'll send you one.

This new policy further enables first-year students to make a strong start in their intellectual journey at Wellesley.