Facts & Stats

Class of 2020 Admission Statistics

Behold! Just the Facts as well as Class of 2020 Statistics

Race/ethnicity | Geographic Distribution | Citizenship | School type | Test scores  

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
  • 14 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 2020 Statistics

Class of 2020 Race/Ethnicity

  • 06% African American/Black
  • 23% Asian American/Pacific Islander
  • 08% Latina/Hispanic
  • <1% Native American
  • 11% Biracial or Multiracial*
     
  • 49% Total students of color
  • 02% Unknown/not reported
     
  • 36% White/Caucasian
  • 14% International Citizens**

*The percent of biracial/multiracial students has doubled in the last 10 years
**The Office of Admission doesn't record the ethnicity of international students

Class of 2020 First Generation Students

  • 14% First Generation — neither parent having a post-secondary school degree 

Class of 2020 Geographic Distribution

  • 23% Pacific and Mountain
  • 20% New England
  • 17% South
  • 15% Mid-Atlantic
  • 11% Central
  • 14% International and Americans Abroad

Class of 2020 Citizenships Represented

37 national of citizenship represented by international students. Top countries of citizenship represented:

  • China
  • India
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • South Korea

Class of 2020 Secondary School Type

  • 62% Public Schools
  • 37% Independent and Parochial Schools
  • 1% Homeschools

Class of 2020 Mean Test Scores

  • 702 SAT Critical Reading
  • 700 SAT Writing
  • 691 SAT Math
  • 31 ACT

 

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Class of 2020 statistics as of 9/1/16

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