B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  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
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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
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$19,209/ year
National
$15,403
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

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
543Undergrads
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 8 responses
Report
  • Individual
    88%
  • One group = one mind
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.22 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.28 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Homey
    50%
  • Unique
    33%
  • Different
    8%
  • Tragic irony
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
53%
National
48%
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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If you're looking for individualized learning look no further. The best thing about Wells are the professors. They are invested in you and see you as an individual and not as a number. If you're not doing particularly well, they can set up time for you to review the material because they want you to succeed. Most professors also send out internship opportunities so students can immerse themselves in that particular field. Clubs like Querencia and Umoja, try to make the school as inclusive as possible by engaging students in hot topics like racism and segregation. They also strive on being active figures in the community, frequently hosting blood drives and potlucks. As an NCAA division 3 school, athletics are what you expect it to be, however, students on campus take their job as athletes seriously. Everyone tries to support each team by showing up to games especially for sports like Volleyball and Basketball.
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Wells College is a great place to get an education, especially if you need that one-on-one interaction with professors. At Wells, you're not just a number and you're treated as an individual with your own ideas and opinions. The experiences that I've had here at Wells have helped me become a confident individual and the challenges that I've faced as a student have taught me how to be a critical thinker. Everyone is extremely down to earth and the environment is so comforting and inviting. The campus reminds me of a fairytale and most students refer to Wells as a "summer camp" environment or say that it's like Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry.

I found that even though Wells is located in a geographically rural area, there's always something to do. Between student activities events, club events, sporting events, and theater productions there is always something to keep you busy. Wells is a great place to live and to find out who you want to become.
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.