Wellesley College Academic Life

Summary

The student-faculty ratio at Wellesley College is 7:1, and the school has 72 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Wellesley College include: Social Sciences; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 95.5 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required No
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts Foreign languages
Humanities Sciences (biological or physical)
Mathematics History
English (including composition) Social science
Philosophy
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 7:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution

Majors

Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Social Sciences 26%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11%
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 10%
Psychology 9%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Bachelor's
Combined-degree programs N/A
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences N/A
Service learning N/A
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience N/A
Writing in the disciplines N/A
Undergraduate research/creative projects N/A
Institution is G.I. Bill certified N/A
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program N/A
Institution is SOC Member N/A
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit N/A

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 96%
4-year graduation rate 84%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data


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