Prospective Student-Athletes

"Being a student-athlete at Wellesley is a real honor; it is a badge that marks an individual who has strong time management skills, talents in different areas as well as much energy and passion for different mental and physical aspects of life."

Why Wellesley?
As one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Wellesley is a unique and challenging educational environment for accomplished, thoughtful women who are committed to making a difference in the world.  Wellesley also boasts a highly competitive athletic program for student-athletes who want to compete at the college level.  Over the past few years, Wellesley teams have earned championships and recognition at the highest levels of Division III athletics. Nine teams have qualified for the NCAA tournament and nine have won the NEWMAC Championship at least once. Student-athletes at Wellesley have the unique opportunity to become a part of this successful history and the strong community of Blue athletics.

How To Contact A Coach:
Prospective student-athletes should fill out the recruiting form for the sport or sports they are interested in playing at Wellesley. The information on the recruiting form is sent directly to the head coach of each sport. Coaches may also be reached by email or phone. A complete list of coaches and contact information can be found in the Faculty/Staff Directory.

Recruiting Forms: 

Cross Country
Field Hockey
Swimming and Diving

Wellesley competes in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. The NEWMAC includes eleven selective academic institutions who share a common goal of providing student-athletes with competitive athletic opportunities within an educational and respectful environment, embodying the values of Division III athletics. 

Applying to Wellesley:
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Wellesley community, you may apply online.  An application can be found on the Admissions Page.  This is where you will also find information about the application process, deadlines, tips, and answers to commonly asked questions.  

Financial Aid:
The Wellesley Financial Aid Office works with each student and family to help make a Wellesley education affordable for people of all backgrounds and incomes.  All financial aid is need-based.  Wellesley does not award scholarships on the basis of merit, athletics, or academics.  Wellesley College is proud to meet the need of every student for all four of their college years. Information about financial aid, answers to commonly asked questions, and the financial aid application can be found on the Financial Aid home page.