Wellesley is a women’s college and an inclusive community. Every student who comes to Wellesley belongs here and is an equal member of our community.

Free of the limiting assumptions that too often pervade the wider world, we are inspired to believe anything is possible, for ourselves and for each other. We lift each other up.

One part of that inspiration is our campus, which centers and strengthens, providing countless moments of inspiration and awe. Our 500-acre oasis is just a short bus or train ride away from the thriving academic and cultural hub of Boston and Cambridge. In the quiet beauty of the campus, within reach of the energy of an eclectic city, we find our place, and embark on our future.

By the numbers

  • 64% of the class of 2027 identify as students of color, including two or more races.

  • 23% of the class of 2027 are the first generation in their families to attend a four-year college.

  • 52% of the class of 2027 speak a language other than English at home.

  • 58% of students receive a financial aid award containing grant aid.

  • 27% of staff in 2020 were people of color.

  • 25% of tenured and tenure-track faculty in 2020 were people of color.

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