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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    D+
  11. Student Life
    D+
  12. Safety
    B
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026
Website
From Wells College

Are you a mathematician interested in Cold War-era politics? A budding civil rights activist with an innovative business idea? Obsessed with Jane Austen but also passionate about saving the environment? Choose a college where you can do it all! A Wells education in the liberal arts and sciences lets you explore your diverse interests in a variety of ways and combinations. Our students are well-rounded global citizens who are as in tune with their local communities as they are with the world. Learn in graduate-style seminars, conduct research, and participate in hands-on internships. Be heard!

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

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
92%
SAT Range
860-1115
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,209/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,808/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,167/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,929/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,634/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,559/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
508Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
61%
Varsity Athletes
32%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Individual
    80%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • One group = one mind
    10%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.24 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Homey
    43%
  • Unique
    36%
  • Different
    7%
  • Tragic irony
    7%
  • Yuck
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
49%
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
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Wells College Reviews

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As a current student at Wells College I could not have picked a better school to attend. Wells is a tight-knit community. It is so easy to get involved on campus through different clubs, sports, or activities that are happening. Although Wells College is particularly small, it is rare to walk around campus and not see a familiar face. This also makes it really easy for all of your professors to get to know your name and to actually take the time to get to know you as a person and as a student. Most classes are held in a discussion based setting, as professors here at Wells really encourage students to learn alongside each other rather than just holding lecture classes. There are also tons of traditions here that make Wells such a unique place. Wells is located in the small town of Aurora, NY. Although Aurora is a small and quite place, places such as Ithaca, Syracuse, and Cortland are all within driving distance. Wells College could not have been a better fit for me!
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So far Wells College has gone above my expectations of satisfaction as a current student. The campus itself is beautiful and the view of Cayuga Lake everyday is magical! Life around here is pretty soothing, in 3 years of attending and living on campus I have had no complaint whatsoever. There's always something to do at any given moment so you can always find ways to procrastinate from your studies. Overall choosing to attend Wells College has proven to be the best decision so far for my academic and social life. It is a campus where I am constantly learning every day and I cannot wait to see what my next 2 years here have in store!
Wells college is located on a beautiful lake with woods behind it. The teachers and classes are amazing! Many students on campus run the school itself. RA's don't do their job and drink and smoke with the students they should be watching. Food is ok at first but the more you eat it, the less different options there are. The surrounding area doesn't have much restaurants so the food on campus should be good. Not many clubs or activities on campus. Club meetings are rarely advertised to the students.