2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduatePer Credit Hour
For the academic year 2020-2021, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Wellesley College is $58,448.
The undergraduate estimated tuition & fees for academic year 2021-2022 is $60,946.
The 2021 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 4.27% from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 3.68% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs stayed same from the previous year. Its undergraduate tuition and fees are higher than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($42,342 - Private (not-for-profit) Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences).
2020-2021 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearTuition & FeesOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
Change % 2020-20214.27%3.68%
***Updated with 2021 tuition data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) . The estimated 2021-2022 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
The below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and/or full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at Wellesley College.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2020-2021)
YearCost Per Credit Hour

Tuition & Fees for 4 Years

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid

How Much is the tuition for 4 years at Wellesley College?

For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated tuition for 4 years is $252,621.
The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4-year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. The next table shows the estimated 4-years tuition & fees for the next 5 admission years. The estimation is based on 4-years changes in tuition & fees at the school.
4 Years of Tuition & Fees
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025Fall 2021$60,273$62,155$64,096$66,097$252,621
Class of 2026Fall 2022$62,155$64,096$66,097$68,161$260,509
Class of 2027Fall 2023$64,096$66,097$68,161$70,289$268,643
Class of 2028Fall 2024$66,097$68,161$70,289$72,484$277,031
Class of 2029Fall 2025$68,161$70,289$72,484$74,747$285,681
The table shows the 4-years estimation of total costs of attendance (COA). It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses.
For the students who were admitted in Fall 2021, the estimated 4-years COA is $336,874.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation for the next 5 admission years at Wellesley College.
4 Years of Costs of Attendance
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025Fall 2021$80,579$82,957$85,407$87,930$336,874
Class of 2026Fall 2022$82,957$85,407$87,930$90,529$346,824
Class of 2027Fall 2023$85,407$87,930$90,529$93,206$357,073
Class of 2028Fall 2024$87,930$90,529$93,206$95,964$367,630
Class of 2029Fall 2025$90,529$93,206$95,964$98,804$378,503
Last year, 55% of enrolled undergraduate students have received grants or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from the federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes federal/private student loans.
After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 years of attending the school is $148,454.
The next table shows the 4-year COA estimation with financial aid for the next 5 admission years at Wellesley College.
4 Years Costs of attendance after Financial Aid
Admission YearFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2025Fall 2021$33,474$35,852$38,302$40,825$148,454
Class of 2026Fall 2022$35,852$38,302$40,825$43,424$158,404
Class of 2027Fall 2023$38,302$40,825$43,424$46,101$168,653
Class of 2028Fall 2024$40,825$43,424$46,101$48,859$179,210
Class of 2029Fall 2025$43,424$46,101$48,859$51,699$190,083

2021 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2021 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years' costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for the last five years. Use the left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Wellesley College.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aid
Wellesley College 2021 Costs of Attendance
Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$58,448$800 $19,022

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