Facts & Stats

Facts & Statistics

Behold! Just the Facts as well as Class of 2022 Statistics

Class of 2022 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 calculated 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 2022 Statistics

CLASS SNAPSHOT
6,670 Applicants
1,296 Admitted (19%)
614 Enrolling (47%)
45 States represented
32 Nations of citizenship
48% Students of color, including two or more races


DEMOGRAPHICS
Race/Ethnicity: African American/Black:  7%
Asian American and/or Pacific Islander:  19%
Latina/Hispanic:  15%
Native American:  <1%
Pacific Islander:  <1%
Two or more races:  8%
Other/Not reported:  1%
White/Caucasian:  37%
International Citizens:  14%
Students who come from a home where at least one language other than English is spoken:  44%


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


RECEIVING AID
Percent of entering class receiving financial aid award containing grant aid: 57% 


SECONDARY SCHOOL TYPE
Public and Charter:  62%
Independent:  28%
Religious:  9%
Homeschools:  1%

MEAN TEST SCORES
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing:  702
SAT Math: 713
ACT Composite: 32

HIGH SCHOOL RANK
(Of the 32% who were ranked) Top Ten Percent: 83% 


ALUMNAE RELATIVES
Alumnae relatives include mothers, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, or sisters.
Percent of entering class: 14%


GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION
New England:  21%
Pacific & Mountain:  22%
South:  20%
Mid-Atlantic: 13%
Central:  9%
International & Americans Abroad:  15%

STATES REPRESENTED
by location of high school; 45 states
Top states represented: California, Massachusetts, Texas, New Jersey, New York

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


ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION BY ENTRANCE PLAN
  Applied Accepted Percentage
Total 6670 1296 19%
Early Decision I & II 806 261 32%
Deferred from Early Decision [270] 28 10%
Regular Decision with Early Evaluation 1909 519* 27%
Regular Decision 3945 488 12%
Accelerated Candidates 10 0 0%

 

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

Class of 2022 statistics as of 9.4.2018

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