Support Our Most Pressing Needs

The Wellesley Fund provides critical funds, which support the immediate needs of the College. Here's how your gift goes to work to help the College and our students:

  • Supports robust financial aid so that we can meet 100% of calculated financial need for promising students.
  • Furthers our mission to achieve true excellence in liberal arts education through innovative teaching and research.
  • Updates our learning facilities to maintain state-of-the-art standards.
  • Keeps our campus beautiful and inspiring.

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Campus Priorities

Equity and Inclusion

A defining feature of Wellesley is the diversity our students represent across race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geography. Living and learning among one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies creates a singular educational opportunity and transformative experience for all Wellesley students.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Expanding access to education is one of Wellesley’s highest priorities. The College currently meets 100% of calculated financial need for every enrolled student—a critical commitment that allows students of all backgrounds to benefit from a Wellesley education. This assurance is essential to Wellesley’s ability to attract the highest caliber of students, whether or not they are able to pay full tuition. Supporting financial aid at Wellesley promotes equal educational opportunities for everyone.

Residential Life Experience

One unique privilege of a Wellesley education is to build community among disciplines and make connections with peers while living under the same roof. The residential program at Wellesley seeks to increase students’ self-awareness, inclusion, and a sense of belonging on the wider campus. To accomplish this, we provide our resident assistants and house presidents with extensive training in leadership, group facilitation and engagement, and mental health first aid. Your support allows us to deliver these signature training programs.

Student Health and Wellness

Wellesley is committed to the holistic success of our students both in and beyond the classroom, and supporting their health and wellness is foundational to achieving this goal. Students can cultivate lifelong practices of personal well-being through a wide range of opportunities. Your gift to The Wellesley Fund provides them with crucial physical and mental health resources, including education, programming, and outreach.

Teaching and Research

Wellesley’s excellence rests on its outstanding faculty and its rigorous academic program. Our students learn from accomplished scholars and researchers whose engagement in their fields illuminates the undergraduate experience. Your gift helps equip our faculty with the resources they need to empower our students to pursue their passions and investigate the world.

Facts and Figures

  • 55% of students benefited from financial aid in 2022-2023.

  • 750 students have participated in at least one of the Science Center research programs in the last seven years.

  • 21% of our students are the first in their family to attend college.

  • ~500 students each semester participate in workshops focused on self-care strategies, substance use harm reduction, sleep, and stress management.

  • 76% acceptance rate to medical school. The national average is 43%.