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Wells College (Wells)

170 Main Street, Aurora, NY

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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:

  • Psychology
  • History
  • 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

Student Enrollment

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$30,506
Receiving Student Loans94%$8,583
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Wells College may provide student services including:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Employment search assistance

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Wells is close to 58%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years56%
Graduating in 5 Years2%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2013)

Intercollegiate Athletics

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
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
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Programs Offered

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

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

      Mathematics and Statistics

      Natural Resources and Conservation

      Philosophy and Religious Studies

      Physical Sciences

      Psychology

      Social Sciences

      Visual and Performing Arts

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      ACCEPTANCE RATE
      62.70%

      FINANCIAL AID RATE
      99%

      STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
      9:1

      FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
      $28,915