Tuition & Fees

$40,700

$40,700

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,350
Declined + 343
Total Received 1,693
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Private (nonprofit)

488

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

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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 488
Established in 1868
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Aurora, NY

365-acre campus in Aurora (population: 717), 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 on a regular basis and to Syracuse during holidays.

Wells College
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
95%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
91%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
45%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
3%
500-599
47%
400-499
50%
500-599
47%
400-499
53%
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
43%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
34%
18-23
33%
12-17
22%
6-11
11%
24-29
33%
18-23
45%
12-17
22%
30-36
11%
24-29
22%
18-23
34%
12-17
33%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
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

Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
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

Financial Aid

82%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$34,750

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $40,700
Room & board $14,100
Books & supplies $800
Total $55,600
Average Financial Aid - $34,750
Total with Avg. Aid $20,850
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Laura Burns
Director of Financial Aid
lburns@wells.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

Rugby

Club Sports - Women's

Rugby

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 Directors

Michael Lindberg (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Mascot
Express
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Biological/Chemical Sciences
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics/Management
Education/Inclusive Childhood
English
Environmental Science
Health Sciences
History
Individualized Program
International Studies
Mathematics/Physical Sciences
Media/Film Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Sustainability
Theatre/Dance
Visual Art
Women's/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

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

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

488

total students

68%

in-state

32%

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 Break-down

13%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
60%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Recommended 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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

40%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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International Students

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

International Student Contact

Charles Harcourt
International Admissions Counselor
315 364-33264
admissions@wells.edu

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