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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  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
    C+
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026
Website
From Wells College

Choose a college where you can explore diverse interests in a safe and supportive environment. A Wells education in the liberal arts and sciences will help your bright future thrive. 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 alongside faculty mentors, and participate in professional internships and hands-on learning in the real world.

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Admissions

Application Deadline
March 15
Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
860-1115
ACT Range
19-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$23,445/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$30,207/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 responses

Majors

Health Sciences at Wells College

This incredibly flexible program will help you accomplish your career ambitions, whether that's a PA, RN, or MD. Valuable on-the-job placement opportunities provide the extensive patient interaction experiences that employers and graduate schools are looking for. You will also benefit from strong one-on-one student-faculty mentorship and expert advising that will guide you every step of the way.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
481Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
37%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Individual
    69%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • One group = one mind
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Homey
    41%
  • Unique
    35%
  • Different
    6%
  • Tragic irony
    6%
  • Underrated
    6%
  • Yuck
    6%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $35,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    47%
    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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    Wells is honestly a waste of time. The food is bad, the atmosphere is going down, the professors are all leaving. Did you peak in high school? Then come here! They lowered tuition to get students, cut salaries, and are on probation. They treat the students like high-schoolers, which honestly, they are. This is my second year, I am transferring. The only good part about this school is the traditions and nobody participates in those anymore either. Overall, this school will probably shut down within a few years. They sell the school to you, then after first semester more than half the "first years" (because we can't say freshMEN) leave. Again, wanna go back to high school? Wells is perfect for you.
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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!
    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!