Wellesley College was chartered in 1870 as the Wellesley Female Seminary. It was given its present name on March 7, 1873. However, classes began to be offered only from the year 1875. It is now a private women's liberal arts institute located on more than 450 acres of land in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Wellesley College's recent enrollments have been more than 2,000 students every year. The college offers baccalaureates degrees in over 50 majors. One can choose from programs in the fields of art, architecture, classical studies, cinema and media studies, English, geosciences, peace and justice studies, religion, and women's studies, among others.
Wellesley College's sports teams participate in basketball, cross country, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball. Students are also members of clubs and organizations such as the - la Mode, Alianza, Art Club, Blue Notes, Cafe Hoop, Glee Club, and Phi Sigma.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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