Wellesley Welcomes the Class of 2023!

March 20, 2019
A group of people holding yellow gear cheer.

Congratulations to the Wellesley class of 2023! Final admission decisions were released Wednesday evening, March 20. The incoming yellow class is composed of top candidates from a historically high number of applicants to Wellesley.

The college received 6,488 first-year applications this year, the second highest total in College history. Twenty percent were offered admission.

Here’s a look at the admitted class of 2023:

They hail from 990 high schools in 49 states plus the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico as well as 54 countries outside the United States.

Fifty-seven percent are domestic students of color, identifying as African-American, Asian-American, Latina or Hispanic, Native American, or multiracial.

Seventeen percent will be the first generation in their families to attend a four-year college.

Eleven percent are international citizens.

Their average SAT score is 1438 and their average ACT score is 32.

Of the students attending high schools that rank, 84 percent are ranked in the top 10 percent of their graduating classes.

Admitted students include those who applied to Wellesley via the College’s valuable partners, QuestBridge and the Posse Foundation, and those who worked with local, community-based organizations that support students in applying to college.

“Each year, we are humbled by the exceptional academic profiles, talents, diversity, and energy of our first-year applicants,” said Joy St. John, dean of admission and financial aid. “This year’s pool is no exception. The Board of Admission has enjoyed working together to craft the next yellow class, and we look forward to engaging further with admitted students in the coming weeks.”

The Office of Admission and the rest of the College will host admitted students for our Wellesley Spring Open Campus events April 8 and 9. Students have until May 1 to make their final decisions regarding matriculation.

Welcome, Wellesley College class of 2023. We can’t wait to meet you!