Welcome to Wellesley, class of 2028!

Two students look at each other in surprise.
Author  Amber Celletti
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This year, Wellesley received just over 8,900 first-year applications, the largest number in College history. Applicants in our Regular Decision pool were notified of their admission decision on March 16. Overall, 13% of applicants were offered admission to the College.

Here’s a look at the admitted class of 2028:

They hail from 47 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and APO/AP, as well as 30 countries outside the United States.

  • 18% will be the first generation in their families to attend a four-year college.

  • 10% are international citizens.

  • 52% speak a language other than English in their homes.

  • 15 were admitted through the QuestBridge National College Match program.

This was the fourth year Wellesley suspended the standardized testing requirement, making testing optional for applicants.

“Every year, we invite an amazing group of students to join our community. However, it always feels like the first time, and the experience is filled with both excitement and anticipation. We see our admitted students as a great fit for Wellesley and hope that they feel the same way,” said T. Peaches Valdes, dean of admission and financial aid. “This year’s cycle had a number of twists and turns, but I am extremely proud of the work that the Admission and Student Financial Services teams have done, and will continue to do, to support students and families navigating this process.”

Valdes is excited for the community to connect with the Class of 2028 and their families. “Over the coming weeks, admitted students will learn more about what makes Wellesley unique through events that feature our impressive faculty, students, staff, and alumnae,” she said. “We want them to envision themselves as being a part of the Wellesley ethos.”