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Wellesley SAT Scores

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SAT scores needed to get into Wellesley College

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1490

The average composite SAT score for admitted Wellesley College freshman is 1490 out of 1600. Wellesley students have the 35th highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1490 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1430 to 1550

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1430 to 1550. The 75th percentile score is 1550 while the 25th percentile score is 1430.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Wellesley but we estimate it to be around a 1370 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 745

The average score for Wellesley students on the math portion of the SAT is 745 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 710 and the 75th percentile score 780.

Average SAT Reading Score 745

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 720 to 770 and the average score for Wellesley College students is 745.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

38 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 13.6%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.86.

Can I get into Wellesley with a 1550 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1550 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 24% or higher.

Can I get into Wellesley with a 1490 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1490 to 1540 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is extremely competitive. The estimated chance of being accepted is around 14% to 22%.

Can I get into Wellesley with a 1430 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1430 to 1480 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 8% to 13% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Wellesley with a 1370 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1370 to 1420 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 7% chance of admission to Wellesley. SAT scores below 1370 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class
Admission chances to Wellesley College by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 35%
1590 32%
1580 30%
1570 28%
1560 26%
1550 24%
1540 22%
1530 20%
1520 18%
1510 17%
1500 15%
1490 14%
1480 13%
1470 12%
1460 11%
1450 10%
1440 9%
1430 8%
1420 7%
1410 6%
1400 6%
1390 5%
1380 5%
1370 4%
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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.