Wells College

Aurora, NY

Wells College

Aurora, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$40,700

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,350
Declined 343
Total Received 1,693
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Private

488

undergraduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 488
Established in 1868
Coeducational Coeducational

365-acre campus in Aurora (population: 722), 50 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 on a regular basis and to Syracuse during holidays.

  • Campus Setting: Rural community
  • Metropolitan area: Syracuse
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Ithaca-Tompkins Regional

Wells College
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY
13026

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Umoja
  • Prodigy
  • Red Cross Club
  • Campus Greens
  • Programming Board

Top Events

  • Spring Weekend
  • Fall Semi-Formal
  • Odd-Even Game/Weekend

Fun Facts

  • Pinkies up! Students can partake in a weekday afternoon tea and coffee service in Macmillan Hall's Art Exhibition Room at Wells College.
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
76%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
2%
500-599
47%
400-499
50%
500-599
47%
400-499
52%
30-36
11%
24-29
22%
18-23
33%
12-17
33%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline March 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.14

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,350
Declined 343
Total Received 1,693

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

application essay
interview
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
first generation
geographical residence
class rank
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$3,313

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $39,200
Room & board $14,100
Additional fees $1,500
Books & supplies $1,050
Other fees $800
Total $56,650
Average Financial Aid - $3,313
Total with Avg. Aid $53,337
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Rugby

Intramural Sports Women

Rugby

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Anthropology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Fine/Studio Arts, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Mathematics, General
Molecular Biology
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

488

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

488
students

Female
64%
311

Male
36%
177

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

481
students

Female
65%
308

Male
35%
173

2%

7
students

Female
43%
3

Male
57%
4

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 70%
Student 4 year graduation rate 46%
Student 5 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

17

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

50%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tutors
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