Wells College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Zabriskie Hall, Wells College, Aurora, New York

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Wells College Description:

Wells College has an enviable location in Aurora, New York, where the 300-acre campus overlooks Cayuga Lake. Originally founded as a women's college, the school became co-educational in 2005. The college's programs in the liberal arts and sciences are the most popular, but students can also earn professional degrees in engineering and teacher education through several affiliated universities (University of Rochester, Cornell, Clarkson, Columbia and Case Western Reserve). Wells College's strengths in the liberal arts and sciences earned the school a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. The college has an impressive 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and the majority of students receive significant grant aid.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Wells College Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 510 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,530
  • Books: $1,050 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,360
  • Other Expenses: $800
  • Total Cost: $53,740

Wells College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 94%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $33,008
    • Loans: $7,818

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Creative Writing, History, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Computer Science

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 79%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 38%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 51%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 53%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field, Volleyball, Swimming, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Wells College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.wells.edu/about/mission.aspx

"The mission of Wells College is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells' academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others."

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