Tuition & Fees

$30,900

$30,900

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

36%

male

64%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,460
Declined + 395
Total Received 1,855
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Private (nonprofit)

471

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 2971
ACT 2971

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 471
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: 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.

Wells College
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
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
21%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
78%
Bottom 1/2
22%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
26%
500-599
48%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
700-800
5%
600-699
28%
500-599
47%
400-499
19%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
17%
500-599
43%
400-499
33%
300-399
5%
200-299
1%
30-36
31%
24-29
11%
18-23
50%
12-17
4%
6-11
4%
30-36
8%
24-29
46%
18-23
27%
12-17
19%
30-36
23%
24-29
35%
18-23
38%
12-17
4%

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 Reasoning only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted
ACT only Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,460
Declined + 395
Total Received 1,855

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Character/ personal qualities
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

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$35,797

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,400
Room $11,100
Board $3,000
Additional fees $1,500
Books & supplies $1,050
Total $46,050
Average Financial Aid - $35,797
Total with Avg. Aid $10,253
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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

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. 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

471

total students

77%

in-state

23%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

471
students

Female
64%
301

Male
36%
170

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

463
students

Female
64%
296

Male
36%
167

2%

8
students

Female
63%
5

Male
37%
3

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
15%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
10%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

61%

Transfer applicants accepted

31%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

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

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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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

International Student Contact

Charles Harcourt
International Recruitment and Operations Coordinator
315 364-3381
charcourt@wells.edu

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