Wellesley College

Bachelor's programmes

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Medicine & Health (2)
Business & Management (1)
Education & Training (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Humanities (1)



Wellesley’s first president, Ada Howard, and nearly all of the College’s early educators and administrators were women. The first students, numbering 314, moved into College Hall and began classes in 1875. From that first class, 18 were graduated in 1879.


We commit ourselves to high standards of personal and intellectual integrity, we embrace the principles of freedom and rigor in scholarly inquiry, and we assert the importance of holding to the truths such inquiry reveals.We believe in the power and potential of our students and all members of our community to envision the world in which they want to live and to take action to make it real.

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Housing services

The College views the accommodation request process as an interactive process, and values the input received from the individual requesting the accommodation. Students must request accommodations in a timely manner to allow the Accessibility and Disability Resources (ADR) staff to determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Student Life

Campus life

Wellesley's 500 acres include a private lake, a golf club, groves of conifers and hardwoods, and winding paths through open meadows. Stunning brick and stone buildings rise from wooded hills. From almost every window on campus, the view opens out to an inviting vista—through pine trees to the shores of Lake Waban, down sweeping lawns to century-old oaks with magnificent gnarled branches.

Sports facilities

The Keohane Sports Center Fitness Center is open for on-campus students, faculty, staff and union employees in the testing protocol. Access to campus buildings is limited to visitors on College business. Swipe access is required to enter Keohane Sports Center (KSC): interior spaces, including the fitness center and locker rooms. The building will be closed to ALL outside memberships (alumnae, professor emeriti, family, children). 

Student clubs

There are many great societies to choose from, including Tau Zeta Epsilon (the art and music society), Alpha Phi Sigma (the lecture society), Zeta Alpha (the literature society), the Shakespeare Society, and Alpha Kappa Chi (the history society).


Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Commission indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality periodically applied though a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

An all-women's undergraduate institution in the USA, one of the finest and last of its kind. Rigorous courses, intimate learning environment, and inspiring, ambitious peers. Promotion of the liberal arts philosophy of learning and producing well-rounded, highly accomplished young leaders who tend to go into high-level positions.

Rigorous academics, but rewarding experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The academics are very rigorous, but the professors are all very good at teaching and willing to spend time with students to support them. There are a lot of student clubs and activities for every kind of interest that are open for everyone to take part in.

Wellesley, Massachusetts, United States


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