Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA)

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Wellesley College is ranked 5 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 10 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 67%
Applicants who took ACT 49%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+49%
600-69944%
600+93%

SAT Math Score

700+46%
600-69944%
600+91%

ACT Score

30-3673%
24-2926%
24+99%

Students applied4,555
Students admitted1,380
Admission rate30%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,510
Fees$292
Room and board$15,414
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$65,016

Cost after need-based aid$20,798
Cost after non-need-based aid$65,016

Average debt at graduation$12,455

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$56,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$44,218
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,355

Full-Time

Men0
Women2,187

Part-Time

Men69
Women99

Freshmen retained95%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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