Points of Pride

Wellesley's motto is "Not to be ministered unto but to minister." Smart, serious women choose Wellesley because the college believes in making a difference; disciplined thinking; pragmatic leadership; valuing diversity; and service.

History

Wellesley College was founded in 1870 by Henry and Pauline Durant, who were passionate about the higher education of women. Wellesley’s first president, Ada Howard, and nearly all of the College’s early educators and administrators were women.

Location & Contact

Wellesley College

106 Central Street,

Wellesley, MA 2481

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Africana Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Art/Studio
  • Asian/Middle Eastern Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Languages and Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Geology
  • German
  • Global Studies/International Relations
  • History
  • Human Rights/Social Justice
  • Italian
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Media Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science/Government
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theater
  • Women's/Gender Studies