Founded in 1875, Wellesley College is a leading liberal arts college located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, USA.

Notable Wellesley College alumni include: Madeleine Korbel Albright (Former Secretary of State and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations), Jane Bolin (First black woman to receive a law degree from Yale University and be appointed to a judgeship), Frances Fergusson (Former President of Vassar College; former Director of Mattel, HSBC Bank U.S.A. and CH Energy Inc.), Nannerl Overholser Keohane (Former president, Duke University and Wellesley College), Desiree Rogers (First African American woman to serve as White House social secretary), etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Wellesley College is ranked 6th among Tier 1 National Liberal Arts Colleges (USNWR 2012).

- U.S. News & World Report has ranked Wellesley College 4th among national liberal-arts colleges (2010). It was ranked fifth in the category of "Best Values: Liberal Arts Colleges Bachelors". In addition it was ranked 12th among private colleges whose graduates carry the least amount of debt.

- Rated 10th in The Princeton Review "Best Value Private Colleges for 2010".

- 50th among the 100 most expensive colleges/universities in the US by Total Cost for the 2009-2010 school year.

- 4th among the Best Value Liberal Arts Colleges (US News 2009).

- The Global Language Monitor ranked Wellesley College as the No. 1 college in the US, based on an analysis of appearances in the global print and electronic media, on the Internet, throughout the blogosphere, and social media such as Twitter (November 2009).

- Forbes' 2008 "America's Best Colleges" ranked Wellesley College at 8th.

- 4th among Top 10 most beautiful campuses in the US according to the Princeton Review's survey of 120,000 college students for the Best 366 Colleges (2008 Edition).

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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