Wellesley is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 26,613 at the 2000 census. It is best known as the home ofWellesley College and Babson College. The public education services of the town are well regarded, especially Wellesley High School; in 2007 it was ranked 70th best public high school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Wellesley has the reputation of being one of the most affluent and prestigious suburbs of Boston.
According to Boston Magazine’s yearly “Best Places To Live” Wellesley ranks first in the United States in percentage of adults who hold at least one college degree. Over 66% of the households have at least one individual holding an advanced degree beyond a Bachelor’s Degree. In 2009, Wellesley ranked #2 in “America’s Most Educated Small Towns” according to Forbes.
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