Wellesley College received nearly a record-breaking number of applications for the Class of 2027. With over 8,400 applications, topping the second-highest number of applicants the college has ever received, only 13% of students were offered admission.
Wellesley College reported their regular decision results. The college received a massive 8,400 applications for the Class of 2027, with 13% of applications approved for admission. The college has not released the exact number of accepted students into their college.
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|Number of First-Year Applications||Accepted Students||Acceptance Rate|
|Class of 2024||6,627||1,259||19%|
|Class of 2025||7,920||1,267||16%|
|Class of 2026||8,700||1,131||13%|
|Class of 2027||8,400||1,092||13%|
The accepted applications come from 46 states, as well as Puerto Rico, Guam, and the District of Columbia. In addition, Wellesley College accepted students from 33 international countries.
Out of the student population, 64% are domestic students who identify as people of color, which includes African American, Asian American, Latina or Hispanic, Native American, or m.
In addition, in the Class of 2027:
Currently, Wellesley College has suspended a standardized testing requirement. Students interested in applying for Wellesley College are no longer required to test.
Wellesley College is a private liberal arts college located in Wellesley, Massachusetts, currently ranked #5 out of 210 National Liberal Arts Colleges, according to US News. It was founded in 1870 as a women's college and has since established itself as one of the most prestigious women's colleges in the United States. The college is well-known for its academic rigor, with over 50 majors and minors offered across a range of disciplines, including the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:7, ensuring that students receive personalized attention and support from their professors. Additionally, the college boasts an impressive list of notable alumnae, including Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, and Nora Ephron.
In addition to its academic reputation, Wellesley College has also made significant strides in promoting social justice and inclusivity on campus, with initiatives such as the Albright Institute for Global Affairs, the Harambee House (a center for African and African-American students), and the Office of Intercultural Education. Furthermore, the college offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including over 200 student organizations, 14 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams, and a variety of cultural and artistic groups.
According to US News, Wellesley College ranks as one of the top Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States. Most college admissions experts agree that the number of students applying to top universities will continue to grow, especially if schools continue making standardized testing optional.
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