Established in 1870, Wellesley College is one of the most prestigious higher-learning institutions for women in the United States. Wellesley is known for its exceptional faculty and superior education. Wellesley awards undergraduate and graduate degrees in majors as diverse as Social Sciences, Ethnic and Cultural Studies, Biomedical Sciences and Psychology. Wellesley also features an Africana Studies Department where students can explore the history, culture and ideas of people of Africa and African descent. With more than 170 student groups and organizations, students can develop leadership skills while building lasting friendships. Wellesley College provides the best liberal arts education to women. It is the school’s mission to educate women who will one day make a difference in society.

Location: Wellesley, MA

Type of Institution: Four-year, private, women’s college

Tuition and Fees (per semester)

     • In-State/Out-of-State: $19,833

Size: 2,300+ students

Percentage of African-American Students: 6%

Percentage of Men: 0

Percentage of Women: 100%

Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Degrees Offered: Bachelor’s

Colleges/Schools: Liberal Arts

Housing: On-campus housing provided


     • African-American Greek: N/A

     • Others: African Students Association, Yanvalou

Famous Black Grads/Faculty: Desiree Rogers, Amalya L. Kearse