Looks like around 10%. I have been told, or maybe read, that it’s the last 10%, meaning the first 90% are made without regard to need, and then it can be considered for the last 10%. IDK if that’s how it actually works, or if it matters.
No. Maintaining the “need-blind” label would have meant increasing the debt burdens of our students. Today we spend more on financial aid that we ever did when we were “need-blind,” and our students now have less debt. Supporting access is our #1 fundraising priority. In the recently concluded THIS IS WHY campaign, Wesleyan raised $274.7 million for access, which included 152 new endowed scholarships. By continuing to raise money for financial aid, we plan to reduce the number of students who are admitted on a “need-aware” basis (currently slightly more than 10% of applications are evaluated under need-aware).