About Wells College

Founded in 1868, Wells College. is a college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 510 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Wells College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 9:1. There are 38 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Wells College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate92%
Application Deadline15-Dec
Application Fee40
SAT Range860-1115
ACT Range19-26

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

80% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 61% were in the top quarter, and 21% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Wells College.

0%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
22%
“I only go out in groups”
11%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
38%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
44%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
11%
“Available in class”
11%
“They keep regular office hours”
78%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
22%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
44%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
11%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
0%
“We”re apathetic”
11%
“We know about current events and vote”
67%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
22%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
33%
“Sometimes, but not often”
44%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
22%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
22%
“I only go out in groups”
11%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
67%
“I feel extremely safe”
25%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
38%
“We bought the gear”
38%
“We live for the big game”
11%
“It”s not really our thing”
22%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
44%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
22%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
11%
“Available in class”
11%
“They keep regular office hours”
78%
“They”re always available”
100%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
0%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
0%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
0%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
0%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
22%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
33%
“We only party on weekends”
44%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
0%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
67%
“There might be people who do”
22%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
11%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Wells College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    38 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    33 Students rated off-campus housing 2.4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    40 Students rated campus food 2.7 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    40 Students rated campus facilities 3.6 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    40 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    40 Students rated school activities 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    40 Students rated local services 2.6 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    40 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Wells College?

13 Students rated Wells College

Feleesha - 09/11/2020

My home away from home. Wells is academically driven, with little party scene. Your professors make it incredibly easy to reach out, at no point should you feel like you are struggling. The connections you make are unlike anything I have every seen. The community is immaculate. It is a close knit community with a place for everyone. You wont disappear on this campus. You make friends that will last life times and create a schedule that suits you and your interest. You have guidance on the career path chosen, free time and clubs for every interest to choose from.

Cristina

The school has a lot of things needing to be fixed. They think that right now they are on the right path to fixing it, but they are not for many things. The food system is currently a nightmare. If you have any food allergies, don't go to this school. As for other accommodations, the faculty are wonderful about helping you as long as you talk to them and always have been. Other staff can be tricky, but it's all about saying it the right way to the right people. You're really going to need to visit the campus on a regular school day and talk to some students outside of admissions to get the truth about pros and cons of Wells.

Jahasia

At Wells, you either love it or you hate it. For me, I've learned to love it here. Compared to my freshman year, it was a bit difficult coming from a huge city to a rural area and having to travel 35 minutes to the nearesr mall. But, going into my third year at Wells, I've found that the community and the unique aspects at Wells are something I am definitely going to miss here. I've had to compromise on a lot of things I was looking forward to in college like greek life and a huge sports team, but I wouldn't trade my experience here and the people I've met for anything!

kristylee

My life was positively changed by becoming a Wells College student and graduate! Beautiful campus, outstanding professors, and a true sense of home.

Wells College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Wells College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Wells College is 92%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Well the first bit of advice I?d give myself is not to become too involved your first year. There is plenty of time to experience all of what college has to offer, but take it slow. Don?t hang out with friends all the time; get your work done first. Otherwise reading will pile up and set you back even further than before. Also learn to research by using books from other libraries. The facts from books will make your arguments much stronger. Go to your professors in the very beginning of an assignment with what you believe was assigned. By talking with your professors early on you find out exactly what they want. Be productive and don?t let yourself become distracted by working in your room or around friends. Go to quite places like the library whenever doing an assignment. Beware of partying too much, it might be fun that night; but when you wake up the next morning and realize you have a 10 page due tomorrow, the fun kind of vanishes. You have to remember why you applied to college in the first place, to learn and become successful at what you want to be.

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  3. What's unique about your campus?

    The small size of this school makes it easier to make friends. You know almost everyone in your class and pretty much everyone is fairly friendly.

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  4. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    A person who is looking to party all the time and float along through academics. Wells College is a place where academics come first, then clubs and athletics, lastly social life outside of those two. Classes are small, so you won't be a number, which means floating along just doesn't happen. A person who doesn't enjoy tradition would not enjoy Wells, we are deeply rooted in our traditions and connections to our history with other Wells alums. Lastly, a person who is ignorant wouldn't like Wells because we have no tolerance for intolerance.

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  5. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Its traditions, small classes, history, location and its alumnae connection. It was once a women's college and now is a co-ed institution, this process has given Wells students an interesting and very different philosophy and education.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Wells College has a great sense of community and the traditions really get people involved.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Wells College unique size is what I loved, we are very small but with so much to offer.

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  8. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Any Kind.

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  9. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before coming to this school, I wish I had known more about how to plan out your classes to be sure that you can complete your degree on time (for classes are not offered every semester or year; sometimes they are offered once every two years, etc.).

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  10. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are some of my closest friends, we help each other out with everything from academics to understanding the different collegiate processes.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about our traditions. It's a great way for every student to get involved and keep the Wells College spirit alive.

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  12. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The worse thing about my school I guess would be the food. A lot of the food comes out more then once in 2 weeks and we always have hambergers, pizza, and french fries.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustating thing is the location, as it can make it hard to get to places or get items you need as a student. There are shuttles that run to Ithaca, a close city (about 40min away), however the shuttle times aren't always the most convienient. This also causes students to not be able to do things most other college students can easily do or have within walking distance such as restaurants, movie theatres, bowling alleys etc.

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Student Body

Students

65%

female

35%

male

510

Total Undergrad Enrollment

N/A

Total Grad Students

33%

Out-Of-State

66%

In-State

1%

International

Organizations

48

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

100%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
13%
% Hispanic/Latino
13%
% White or Caucasian
62%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Wells College receive some sort of financial aid. 61% were awarded federal grants. While 94% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$38,530

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$1,050

Books and Supplies

$13,360

Room and Board

52,940

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$12,808
$30 - $48K
$16,167
$48 - $75K
$20,929
$75 - $110K
$22,634
$110K & UP
$27,559

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