Resources › For Students and Parents Wells College Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Lvklock / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 03, 2019 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 PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 430 / 560SAT Math: 430 / 555SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 19 / 26ACT English: 17 / 26ACT Math: 18 / 26ACT Writing: - / -What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 510 (all undergraduate)Gender Breakdown: 35% Male / 65% Female100% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $38,530Books: $1,050 (why so much?)Room and Board: $13,360Other Expenses: $800Total Cost: $53,740 Wells College Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 100%Loans: 94%Average Amount of AidGrants: $33,008Loans: $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, BasketballWomen's Sports: Field Hockey, Tennis, Volleyball, Lacrosse, Basketball, Soccer, Swimming Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Wells College, You May Also Like These Schools: Alfred University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCase Western Reserve: GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCazenovia College: Profile Hobart & William Smith Colleges: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Rochester: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNazareth College: Profile SUNY Cortland: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphIthaca College: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCornell University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSUNY Alfred: Profile Binghamton University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSUNY Geneseo: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSyracuse University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHartwick College: Profile 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."