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Wellesley SAT Scores

Wellesley, Massachusetts

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SAT scores needed to get into Wellesley College

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Wellesley College is a test optional school meaning you are not required to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the school is "considered but not required". If you do elect to submit your SAT scores, the following information is helpful to understand how you compare with other applicants.

Average SAT Score 1435

The average composite SAT score for admitted Wellesley College freshman is 1435 out of 1600. Wellesley students have the 38th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1435 is in the 97th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1350 to 1520

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1350 to 1520. The 75th percentile score is 1520 while the 25th percentile score is 1350.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Wellesley but we estimate it to be around a 1260 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 720

The average score for Wellesley students on the math portion of the SAT is 720 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 670 and the 75th percentile score 770.

Average SAT Reading Score 715

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 680 to 750 and the average score for Wellesley College students is 715.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

66 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Wellesley College

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Wellesley College based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 20.4%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.86.

Can I get into Wellesley with a 1520 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1520 or higher is very competitive at Wellesley and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 32% or higher.

Can I get into Wellesley with a 1440 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1440 to 1510 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 21% to 31%.

Can I get into Wellesley with a 1350 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1350 to 1430 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 12% to 19% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Wellesley with a 1260 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1260 to 1340 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 11% chance of admission to Wellesley. SAT scores below 1260 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Wellesley College by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 46%
1590 45%
1580 43%
1570 41%
1560 39%
1550 37%
1540 36%
1530 34%
1520 32%
1510 31%
1500 29%
1490 27%
1480 26%
1470 25%
1460 23%
1450 22%
1440 21%
1430 19%
1420 18%
1410 17%
1400 16%
1390 15%
1380 14%
1370 13%
1360 12%
1350 12%
1340 11%
1330 10%
1320 9%
1310 9%
1300 8%
1290 8%
1280 7%
1270 7%
1260 6%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168218 IPEDS survey data for Wellesley College.