Only one other college in the country has a student-to-faculty ratio lower than Wellesley’s 7:1—enabling small classes and close relationships.
Wellesley offers 15 languages, more than any other liberal arts college.
Top 10in ethnic diversity on campus
According to U.S. News & World Report, Wellesley tops the list in ethnic diversity.
50%of all students study abroad
In 2014, Wellesley funded more than 300 student internships in 32 countries, and more than 50% of all students study abroad.
87%of alumnae valuE their college friendshipS
87% of alumnae who graduated in the last 15 years call their college friendships “very important” or “essential.”
78%of students with leadership positions
78% of Wellesley students hold at least 1 leadership position during their time on campus.
of Wellesley students pursue
85% of Wellesley students go on to pursue advanced degrees within 10 years of graduation, often at top-ranked programs and with full funding.
1rank in earning Ph.D.s
Wellesley ranks first among liberal arts colleges in the number of women graduates who earn Ph.D.s in science and engineering.
60%of alumnae leading at senior levels
Within 20 years of graduation, 60% of Wellesley alumnae report leading at senior levels; 50% make their difference in the world serving in government, NGOs, and other public agencies.
1 in 4ALUMNAE starts her own COMPANY
1 in 4 respondents to Wellesley's 2014 Leadership Study reported starting her own company.
Countries with greater gender equality have...
higher GDP per capita and reduced poverty.
Increasing a mother’s education leads to...
higher survival rates for children.
When women have higher incomes and
greater control over resources...
more money gets allocated to children’s