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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 87 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.