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04 The real-ness of diversity and inclusion

Five Wellesley College students pose for a photo in front of blue canoes in a boat house

Wellesley students come from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. They hail from 80+ countries of citizenship and 59 countries of residence. Forty-nine percent of our most recent incoming class identified as students of color. Seventeen percent of the class are first generation college students. Nearly 60% of our students receive financial aid. We offer dozens of cultural clubs and 13 religious organizations; houses or spaces for students of African descent, international students, Latinx students, Asian students, and LGBTQ students; and resources like the Community Action Network and the First Generation Network. In short: Our commitment to a diverse, inclusive community is very real.