Wells College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Aurora, New York, which is a predominantly rural area. Wells College, with only around 560 students enrolled, provides smaller class sizes and personalized education as part of its commitment to students.
A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:
- English Language And Literature
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to this school. Scores between 20 to 27 on the ACT or 1390 to 1730 on the SAT are needed to increase your chances for acceptance. Wells College admits approximately 80% of students applying annually. Of those admitted, around 11% of students registered for enrollment. Key data on school admissions can be found at wells.edu.
The cost of tuition is close to $37,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a better idea of their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Wells College may provide financial aid for students that qualify as loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The mascot for Wells College is the "Express", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
- Golf (NCAA Division III)
- Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)
To see a full list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at wells.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants Wells College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Wells College is about 560. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 30% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition is estimated to be around $40,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
- Part time students pay in the range of $1,300 to $1,500 per unit
- The average estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is listed to be around $16,000, the price includes nineteen meals each week
Financial Aid Details
The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||99%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||99%||$30,506|
|Receiving Student Loans||94%||$8,583|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Wells College may provide student services including:
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Employment search assistance
The overall graduation rate of Wells is close to 58%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||56%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
- * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2013)
Wells College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (365)
- Field Hockey
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Wells College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in Mansfield, PA (62 miles away)
- Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania in Lock Haven, PA (115 miles away)
- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in Bloomsburg, PA (117 miles away)
- Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Kutztown, PA (158 miles away)
- SUNY College at Potsdam in Potsdam, NY (160 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Wells College for official up-to-date information.