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Wellesley was founded on the radical idea that women have an equal right to the best education in the country. We still believe—in fact, we know from experience—that the boldest ideas, the brightest solutions, and the healthiest communities draw on a range of voices, perspectives, and experiences.

We’re dedicated to ensuring that all Wellesley students have an equal opportunity to flourish, no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, physical ability, or any other category that can be used to divide people.

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Wellesley 100

A constantly evolving list of 100 marvelous things about Wellesley, including an invented language class, particle physics, and many women who permanently alter, for the better, the way the world works.

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The micro-MRI accessory

  • Academic Life
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Campus-wide brain parties!

  • Academic Life
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24-Hour Shakes

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    With over 50 majors to choose from, you learn with faculty who are at the forefront of their fields and whose caliber is matched only by their commitment to you: their students.

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    At Wellesley we learn more, do more, and achieve more than we ever thought possible.

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Investing in a Wellesley education

Money shouldn’t be an obstacle to a world-class education. We meet one hundred percent of calculated need for all admitted students. We’re also need blind for U.S. citizens and permanent residents—that means we don’t consider your financial situation when we review your application.

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    You pay only what you can afford—nothing more. We meet 100% of calculated need for all admitted students.

  • Our average financial aid award is $62,500. This is money that you do not have to repay.

    Nearly 60 percent of our current students receive financial aid.

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How to Apply

A few things to keep in mind:

  1. First, getting into a college isn’t proof of your excellence—you’re already an excellent human being.
  2. Second, this process shouldn’t feel like an existential burden; it should feel like an opportunity to remind yourself of who you really are.
  3. Third, there’s no fee to apply to Wellesley. Fees are barriers, and we’re all about breaking down barriers.

The Wellesley playlist

A continuing series of noble but incomplete attempts to capture the immensity of all that is Wellesley.