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Wellesley Demographics & Diversity

Wellesley, Massachusetts

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Wellesley are predominantly White with a sizeable Asian population. The school has very high racial diversity. 60% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Wellesley College students
Race Percent of Students
White 40%
Black 6%
Hispanic 11%
Asian 23%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 12%
Race Unknown 4%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Extremely Low

Wellesley College is a women's college. There are more female students than male students enrolled at Wellesley College with a gender ratio of 99% women to 1% men.  Though it is a women's college, 1.43% of the student body is male. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Wellesley has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Wellesley College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 1%
Women 99%
Enrollment by gender for Wellesley College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 35
Women 2,412

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity

Wellesley serves a high number of out-of-state students with 89% of the student body residing outside of Massachusetts or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Wellesley College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 11%
Out of State 73%
Foreign 16%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$81,018 per year

24% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 1.4%
Part time Undergrads 0.4%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168218 IPEDS survey data for Wellesley College.