Wells College

Aurora, NY

Wells College

Aurora, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$31,800

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,286
Declined 712
Total Received 1,998
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Private

431

undergraduate students

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Location

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 431
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

Wells College
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY
13026

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) December 15
Application deadline (final 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
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted ACT only Considered if submitted SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

64%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,286
Declined 712
Total Received 1,998

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA
Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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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Financial Aid

98%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$24,811

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $30,300
Room $11,500
Board $3,000
Additional fees $1,500
Books & supplies $1,050
Total $47,350
Average Financial Aid - $24,811
Total with Avg. Aid $22,539

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 315 364-3289
F: 315 364-3227
financial-aid@wells.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming yes yes
Volleyball yes yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, canoeing, dance, fitness training, flag football, floor hockey, golf, indoor soccer, Nordic skiing, running, sailing, ultimate Frisbee

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
North Eastern Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminology. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
History, General. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, Other. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Biological Sciences
  2. Psychology
  3. Business/marketing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

431

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

431
students

Female
65%
281

Male
35%
150

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

422
students

Female
65%
275

Male
35%
147

2%

9
students

Female
67%
6

Male
33%
3

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

38%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.70
High school transcript Recommended of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Countries most often represented Afghanistan
China
Ghana
Japan
Liberia
Nepal
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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