|Applicant Competition||Very High|
How hard is it to get into Wellesley and can I get accepted? The school has a 20% acceptance rate ranking it #9 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,296 out of 6,631 applicants were admitted making Wellesley a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 8 percent. Wellesley College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
Find out which students are getting accepted at Wellesley, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||670|
|SAT Math 25th||660|
|SAT Composite 25th||1330|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||740|
|SAT Math 75th||780|
|SAT Composite 75th||1520|
|Average SAT Score||1430|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wellesley College?
Wellesley College typically requires applicants to be in the top 10 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1330 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1230. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1430 out of 1600. The school ranks #8 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 66 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1520 and Above||Good||>30%|
|1425 to 1520||Avg +||20%-30%|
|1330 to 1425||Avg -||13%-20%|
|1235 to 1330||Reach||8%-13%|
|Less than 1235||Low||<8%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||32|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||30|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||35|
|ACT Math 75th||33|
|ACT Composite 75th||34|
|Average ACT Score||32|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Wellesley?
Admission data indicates that Wellesley regularly accepts students with ACT's of 30 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 7 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 28 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #9 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wellesley College.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|34 and Above||Good||>30%|
|32 to 34||Avg +||20%-30%|
|30 to 32||Avg -||13%-20%|
|28 to 30||Reach||8%-13%|
|Less than 28||Low||<8%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Wellesley College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wellesley College was 3.86 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #12 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. Meeting these GPA requirements alone is not enough to gain admission as Wellesley is a very selective school.
*This school has not released high school GPA data for its incoming freshmen. In these cases, CollegeSimply employs an artificial intelligence (AI) process to predict GPA based on this school's test scores and a large sample of other colleges' data. 3.86 is an estimate of the school's average incoming freshman GPA.
78% of Wellesley College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||78%|
|Top 25% of class||0%|
|Top 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 50% of class||0%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||47%||?||47%|
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Wellesley College and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168218 IPEDS survey data for Wellesley College.
66% of students submit their SAT scores to Wellesley. 48% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
20% of those who apply are granted admission to Wellesley. Admission competition is very high and the college has elite admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1330 and 1520. 66% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 30 and 34. 48% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.