Wellesley is a college for the student who has high personal, intellectual, and professional expectations. Beyond this common ground, there is no typical Wellesley student. Students come from all over the world, from different cultures and backgrounds, and they have prepared for Wellesley at hundreds of different secondary schools. Through the Davis Degree Program, women beyond the traditional college age, many with families, are part of the student body working toward a Wellesley degree. Women and men from other colleges and universities study at Wellesley through various exchange programs.
This diversity is made possible, in large part, by the Collegeâ€™s need-blind admission policy. Students are accepted without consideration of their ability to pay. Once admitted, those with demonstrated need receive financial aid through a variety of services.
Henry Fowle Durant, Wellesleyâ€™s founder, was an impassioned believer in educational opportunity for women. His strong philosophy carries over to the present day. Throughout its 129-year history Wellesley has been one of the countryâ€™s pre-eminent liberal...
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