Wells College

Aurora, NY, USA
3.50 Average Rating

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
78%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 15, 2018
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision March 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
76%
Out-Of-State Students
23%
34%
Submitting ACT
85%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1116
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
463
Total Number of Undergrads
463
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
81%
20-39 Students
17%
40-99 Students
1%
0
100
55%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
61%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$16,669
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$29,400
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$29,400
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,100
Books and Supplies
$500

Aid & Grants

0
100
80%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$29,789
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,184
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$26,846

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
85%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,034
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
36
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
90%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
The Express
School Colors
Red/Green/Blue/Purple/Gold/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Eastern College Athletic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Syracuse
Boston
Rochester
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
55%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$35,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.50 Average Rating
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.
express16
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.
Ashley from Aurora, NY
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

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