The admissions figures are in the books for the Wellesley Class of 2022. In all, 6,670 students applied to the university that was a member of the original Seven Sisters colleges (along with Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Radcliffe, and Vassar). This figure represents a 17% increase over the total number of applications to Wellesley’s Class of 2021. And the number of applications received for Wellesley’s Class of 2021 was a 17% jump from that same figure for the Class of 2022. Notice a trend? We do, we do! Of the 6,670 students who applied to Wellesley, one of the nation’s most elite liberal arts colleges and arguably the most prestigious all women’s college in the land, 19% earned admission. Wellesley’s Class of 2022 boasted the lowest admission rate in the school’s storied history, a history that includes Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and longtime ABC news anchor Diane Sawyer among many other women like some of our former students who’ve gone on to shape our
Breakdown of the Wellesley Class of 2022
As reports Wellesley College in a press release about their incoming class, admitted students come from 955 high schools in the United States and around the world. Students from 49 of the 50 states are represented (so close, Wellesley!) and international admits hail from 41 countries outside of America’s borders. The average SAT score of admitted students stands at 1438, while the average ACT score stands at 32. 16% of admitted students will be the first in their families to attend college (very impressive!). 86% of students who attend high schools that rank are ranked in the top 10% of their graduating classes. 11% of admits are international. 53% are domestic students of color (very nice!).
As quoted in the Wellesley press release, “‘We were incredibly excited to receive another record number of first-year applications to the College,’ said Joy St. John, dean of admission and financial aid. ‘The applicant pool continues to reflect excellent academic credentials along with a rich diversity of perspectives, experiences, and interests. It is an honor for the Board of Admission to select future Wellesley students from such an extraordinary group.'”
Congratulations to all students who earned admission to Wellesley College’s Class of 2022! Well done!
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