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
    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 Range
920-1150
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
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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
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
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 8 responses
Report
  • Individual
    88%
  • One group = one mind
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
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 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
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Wells College 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.
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My experience at wells was great. Classes were going great, besides a few bad professors. My only problems were the people thereally and the location of the school. There is nothing to do if you're not a nature person. Some of the staff were not very helpful and were a little distanced which made some things difficul. Say for example I needed paperwork to be filled out and I had some questions, some of the faculty members either didn't answer my question or just not answer for a really long time.

Some of the majors offered were lacking, like the Computer Science department. They had to go through four professors before sticking with the one they have now but there is a chance he can leave to pursue a better paying position.

All-in-all, if you are looking into this school make sure you visit the school and talk to the professors in you major. It will help give you better perspective of what you are getting into.
Wells College is a different school. It has has many traditions that are fun, wacky, crazy, and a little weird. Although Wells isn't for me there are many people at the school that love it here. #KeepWellsWeird is a common hashtag used at the school. Many alums are extremely prideful to have graduated from such an institution. The down side to Wells is the food. There is little places to get food that isn't at least 20 minutes away and the dining hall is disgusting. It is in the middle of no where which can get pretty annoying. Lastly, there are some amazing professors here, however like with most things, you get the good with the bad. Lastly, the administration is a little chaotic. They can be quite disorganized and this can get frustrating especially for already stressed out college students.