279 reviews
  1. Aurora, NY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    D+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Wells College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026
Website

Wells College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Scores Range
920-1150
ACT Scores Range
22-26
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Wells College

Cost

Net Price
$21,158/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,239/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,156/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,854/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,878/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,064/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
524Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Individual
    86%
  • One group = one mind
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Homey
    55%
  • Unique
    27%
  • Different
    9%
  • Tragic irony
    9%

After Wells College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
64%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Wells College Reviews

279 reviews
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Be prepared for hot days and cold nights because a) there are no a/c in any of the building, fans and maybe a dehumidifier are highly recommended and b) the heating system gets way too hot for comfort during the cold days. The rooms are small and there is not a lot of space for ALL of your stuff, especially if you are rooming with someone. The lottery system is a pain, and it also depends on if there is enough space for you anyways! This year, we had people waitlisted for rooms because of how many students were coming. The campus is old and so are the dorms so if you are into the "antique" setting of the building then you will love these houses, especially Glen Park house.
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
  • Housing
As a junior, I can say that coming to Wells was the best decision of my life. I could not have asked for a better college experience. Though there isn't much around Aurora, you have to create your own fun. That's why Wells offers so many different activities and leadership positions. If you don't get involved, it will be difficult to acclimate to the school. The professors care about the education they provide their students and are willing to work to the best of their ability to ensure all of their students succeed and while there is not much of a party scene or any little bit of Greek life, there are numerous events at Wells that can satiate those needs. Wells is a community driven school and it is a school that definitely requires students to be motivated and determined. Traditions like Odd/Even are unique to the school and are only some events of what makes this school truly one for the books. These traditions keep our schools community together.
There is a high quality of career aspects in this school. Wells associates themselves with other universities like Cornell and Ithaca for the convenience of the students. Setting up classes at their universality, internships, and employer recruiting. Wells has a employment center that opens opportunities to high level internships leading to experience required for students planing to go to graduate school/ My chemistry TA is a biochemistry major and did internships at Cornell involving NASA. Wells had free teachings on how to do taxes by bring representatives from the IRS to Wells. Also, most of the professors have connections to bigger employment opportunities like medical research, the United Nations, chairs in committee's like economics, Chemistry, Biology, etc... Wells offers so many opportunities and it's all available to the students.
  • College Freshman
  • Dec 26 2015
  • Value