Institutional Characteristics

Corporate name

Wellesley College
Address 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481-8203
Telephone number (781) 283- 1000
Web site http://www.wellesley.edu
Charter date March 17, 1870
First students enrolled in degree program September 8, 1875
First degrees awarded June 24, 1879
Accreditation
  1. New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  2. American Chemical Society
Agency authorizing degree program Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Degrees granted 4-year baccalaureat degrees (Bachelor of Arts)
Type of school Private, Independent, Non-Profit, Liberal Arts
Carnegie Classification Arts and Sciences focus (A&S-F/NGC); Exclusively undergraduate four-year (ExU4); Full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in (FT4/MS/LTI) Highly residential (S4/HR). Formerly called Baccalaureate I (Liberal Arts College)
NCAA division
(National Collegiate Athletic Association)
Division III
Calendar system Semester
"Normal" course load 3 - 5 units per semester
Value of one unit 4 credit hours
Number of units required for AB (BA) degree 32 units (Note: A B.A. degree is the equivalent of an A.B. degree. The Latin abbreviation A.B. is used on Wellesley College diplomas.)

Wellesley College Mission Statement:
The essential mission of the College is to provide an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world.
Wellesley's Motto:
Non Ministrari sed Ministrare -- not to be ministered unto, but to minister.