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Tuition & Fees

$39,600

$39,600

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
14%
500-599
39%
400-499
36%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
15%
500-599
39%
400-499
31%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
43%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
30%
18-23
35%
12-17
26%
30-36
5%
24-29
41%
18-23
35%
12-17
19%
30-36
4%
24-29
37%
18-23
44%
12-17
15%
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undergraduateRatios

34%

66%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 994
Declined + 89
Total Received 1,083
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Private (nonprofit)

515

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology/biological Sciences
  3. Social Sciences
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Codes

SAT 2971
ACT 2971

Fun Facts

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School Facts

Wells College, founded in 1868, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college. Its 365-acre campus is located in Aurora, New York on the eastern shore of stunning Cayuga Lake.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 515
Established in 1868
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

Aurora, NY

365-acre campus in Aurora (population: 778), 65 miles from Syracuse. Major airport and train serve Syracuse; smaller airport and bus serve Ithaca (30 miles); bus serves Auburn (20 miles). School operates transportation to Ithaca and Syracuse during holidays. School operates transportation to Ithaca on regular basis.

Wells College
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
94%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
14%
500-599
39%
400-499
36%
300-399
11%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
15%
500-599
39%
400-499
31%
300-399
15%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
43%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
9%
24-29
30%
18-23
35%
12-17
26%
30-36
5%
24-29
41%
18-23
35%
12-17
19%
30-36
4%
24-29
37%
18-23
44%
12-17
15%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
(may be waived if applicant visits campus)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline December 15 (priority deadline)
March 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline December 15
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline December 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Not Selective

91%

acceptance rate

Accepted 994
Declined + 89
Total Received 1,083

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Extracurricular activities
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Interview

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Kishan Zuber
Vice President for Enrollment Services
P: 800 952-9355
F: 315 364-3227
admissions@wells.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
lacrosse
soccer
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
North Eastern Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Express
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological/Chemical Sciences
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Economics/Management
Education/Inclusive Childhood
English
Environmental Science
History
Individualized Program
International Studies
Mathematics/Physical Sciences
Media/Film Studies
Modern Languages/Spanish/Latin American Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology/Anthropology
Theatre/Dance
Visual Art
Women's Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

515
students

Female
66%
341

Male
34%
174

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

98%

509
students

Female
67%
340

Male
33%
169

undergraduatePart-time

2%

6
students

Female
17%
1

Male
83%
5

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

Not Reported

Transfer applicants accepted

Not Reported

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

40%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Ghana
Guyana
India
Japan
Korea
Zambia
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sara Iszard
International Admissions Counselor/Director of Transfer Admissions
315 364-3381
admissions@wells.edu

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