Facts & Stats

Facts & Statistics

Behold! Just the Facts as well as Class of 2021 Statistics

Class of 2021 Statistics:
Snapshot | Demographics | Financial Aid | School Type | Test Scores | Alumnae RelativesGeographic Distribution | Citizenship | Statistics by Entrance Plan  

Quick Wellesley College Facts

  • 2300 women
  • 50 states represented
  • 83 countries of birth
  • 40% students of color
  • 7:1 student to faculty ratio
  • 1,000+ courses
  • 98% of faculty hold a Ph.D. or highest degree in their field
  • 54+ majors
  • 50% of juniors study abroad
  • 75% of students participate in an internship
  • 10,000 objects in the Davis Museum
  • 13 Division III athletic teams
  • 160 student-run organizations
  • 100% of demonstrated financial need
  • 60% of students receive financial aid
  • 250,000 college students in Boston/Cambridge
  • 10 active alumnae on the Wellesley network for every student on campus
  • 500 acres
  • 1 lake

Class of 2021 Statistics

camera iconCLASS SNAPSHOT
5,703 Applicants
1,251 Admitted (22%)
605 Enrolling (48%)
43 States represented + District of Columbia & Puerto Rico
35 Nations of citizenship
49% Students of color, including biracial/multiracial


magnifying glass iconDEMOGRAPHICS
Race/Ethnicity: African American/Black:  7%
Asian American and/or Pacific Islander:  22%
Latina/Hispanic:  13%
Native American:  <1%
Two or more races:  7%
Other/Not reported:  1%
White/Caucasian:  36%
International Citizens:  13%
Students who come from a home where at least one language other than English is spoken:  44%


grad cap iconFIRST GENERATION
Neither parent has a four-year college degree. Percent of entering class: 17%


money iconRECEIVING AID
Percent of entering class receiving financial aid award containing grant aid: 56% 


house iconSECONDARY SCHOOL TYPE
Public and Charter:  58%
Independent:  33%
Parochial:  8%
Homeschools:  <1%

MEAN TEST SCORES
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing:  720
SAT Math: 717
ACT Composite: 31

HIGH SCHOOL RANK
(Of the 30% who were ranked) Top Ten Percent: 80% 


Wellesley W logoALUMNAE RELATIVES
Alumnae relatives include mothers, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, or sisters.
Percent of entering class: 15%


map iconGEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION
New England:  20%
Pacific & Mountain:  21%
South:  17%
Mid-Atlantic: 15%
Central:  11%
International & Americans Abroad:  15%

STATES REPRESENTED
by location of high school; 43 states + District of Columbia & Puerto Rico.
Top states represented: California, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Texas

CITIZENSHIPS REPRESENTED
35 nations of citizenship represented by non-U.S. citizens.
Top countries of citizenship represented: China, India, South Korea, Canada


ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION BY ENTRANCE PLAN
  Applied Accepted Percentage
Total 5703 1251 22%
Early Decision I & II 714 244 34%
Deferred from Early Decision [269] 46 17%
Regular Decision with Early Evaluation 1488 471* 32%
Regular Decision 3489 489 14%
Accelerated Candidates 12 1 8%

 

* Includes both students who received a Likely Early Evaluation notification and were later admitted, and students who received a Possible Early Evalution notification and were later admitted.

Class of 2021 statistics as of 9.5.2017

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