Class of 2020 Admission Statistics

Behold! Just the Facts & Class of 2020 Statistics

Racial/ethnic distribution | Geographic Distribution | Citizenship | Secondary school type | Test scores  

Quick Wellesley Facts
2300 women 10,000 objects in the Davis Museum
50 states represented 14 Division III athletic teams
83 countries of birth 160 student-run organizations
40% students of color 100% of demonstrated financial need
7:1 student to faculty ratio 60% of students receive financial aid
1,000+ courses 250,000 college students in Boston/Cambridge
98% of faculty hold a Ph.D. or highest degree in their field 10 active alumnae on the Wellesley network for every student on campus
54+ majors 500 acres
50% of juniors study abroad 1 lake
75% of students participate in an internship  
CLASS OF 2020: Demographics
Race/Ethnicity    
   African American/Black 6%  
   Asian American/Pacific Islander 23%  
   Latina/Hispanic 8%  
   Native American <1%  
   Biracial or Multiracial* 11%  
Total students of color   49%
Unknown/not reported   2%
White/Caucasian   36%
 
International Citizens**   14%

*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 
Neither parent having a post-secondary
school degree 
14%
 CLASS OF 2020: Geographic Distribution
Pacific and Mountain 23%
New England 20%
South 17%
Mid-Atlantic 15%
Central 11%
International & Americans Abroad 14%
CLASS OF 2020: Citizenships Represented

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

China
India
Canada
Japan
South Korea
CLASS OF 2020: Secondary School Type
Type of School Percent Enrolling
Public 62%
Independent & Parochial 37%
Homeschools 1%
CLASS OF 2020: Mean Test Scores
SAT Critical Reading 702
SAT Writing 700
SAT Math 691
ACT 31

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Class of 2020 statistics as of 9/1/16