Tool December 2017

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 66%
Applicants who took ACT 50%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+58%
600-69934%
600+92%

SAT Math Score

700+49%
600-69942%
600+90%

ACT Score

30-3676%
24-2923%
24+99%

Students applied4,854
Students admitted1,388
Admission rate29%

Students per faculty7

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$50,840
Fees$308
Room and board$15,836
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$67,784

Cost after need-based aid$22,606
Cost after non-need-based aid$67,784

Average debt at graduation$13,415

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$60,100

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$45,178
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment2,347

Full-Time

Men0
Women2,212

Part-Time

Men56
Women79

Freshmen retained96%

# - 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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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