Wells College is a coeducational 4-year liberal arts college located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Wells confers undergraduate degrees in a variety of academic majors and all classes feature hands-on learning components, including one required off-campus internship prior to graduation. In addition, Wells is home to the 3/2 program enabling students to earn two degrees with three years of study on campus and two additional years at an affiliated university. Once every year, Wells has an annual Odd/Even Tradition where students in even-numbered class years challenge those in odd-numbered years to a basketball game along with a handful of other activities.
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Wells is a beautiful campus with a great sense of community and comfort. There is never a shortage of things to do in campus and everyone gets involved. Classes are small so one on one with professors is very common.
Laurel from Ithaca, NY
The place to be. Beautiful campus, friendly staff, and friendlier students. Truly a wonderful and unique school
Nikki from New Gloucester, ME
Wells is a small school based on principles that will push you to excel as a person and as a student.
The campus has a lake in front of it and the buildings in which there are classes are close to the dorms so it's easy to travel around campus.
Wells administrators make it easy for everyone to accommodate themselves and really learn how make the transition from a high school student to a college student.
Manuella from Bronx, NY
Wells is a fun college with unique traditions! I loved playing sports here. The small community is amazing.
Jessi from Kapa'a, HI
Wells College is a beautiful hidden gem of upstate New York. The campus, students, and faculty foster a welcoming atmosphere. I love being somewhere with so much history and community!
Victoria from Aurora, NY
It is a gorgeous college with so many opportunities. The professors are willing to work with any student who will put forth the effort. There is also something going on all the time so you'll never be bored.
Wells is a awe-inspiring campus with transfer posibilities to big name schools such as Cornell with scholarships.
Nicholas from Richfield Springs, NY
wells college is rated a 9, just like any other college it has its faults but overall this is a wonderful environment. the scenery is beautiful and its a nice peaceful place fit to get work done and have fun! i truly love my school its very accommodating.