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Wells College Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

463 Students

80% Admitted

  • 488 full time
  • 7 part time
  • 167 men full time
  • 296 women full time
  • 1,856 applied
  • 1,461 admitted
  • 147 enrolled

488 Undergraduates

$29,400 Tuition/Year

  • 9 Non-Degree
  • $29,400 in state
  • $1,500 fees
  • $14,100 room & board
  • $1,050 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Rural area, distant from an urban area
Highest Degree Offered: Bachelor's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Red, White, Black
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Ashley from Aurora, NY
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  • wells college is rated a 9, just like any other college it has its faults but overall this is a wonderful environment. the scenery is beautiful and its a nice…

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  • Jessilyn from Kapa'a, HI
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  • It's a small school but there are really amazing students and staff members there. There is no judgement at our school. People like you for who you are not what…

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  • Liz from NY
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  • When I went here the tuition was 15000, I most deff would not pay what it is now. Most majors won't get you anywhere unless your seeking a masters. And…

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Mission Statement

The mission of Wells is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells's 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.

Wells College
  • Located in Aurora, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 463 students enrolled
  • 80% admitted
  • $29,400 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 4
  • Experienced
  • I am a current student here

    As far as the atmosphere, the campus is in a small town. However that does not mean there are few things to do. My school host many different events like dances, singing performances by local groups like Henry’s VII and Whirligigs, famous poet’s like Andrea Gibson, and premiers of plays like “I Am Hamlet” that go on tour in Canada. Wells continues to come up with things for students to do. In February a “Winter Freeze” event will be hosted giving away Wii gaming systems, cash, free laundry service, and many more prizes. Even though the school is in an isolated area, it does not limit your ability to find entertainment. Only if one chooses to isolate themselves will they find it boring. Like any school one has to get involved in order to full experience what the school has to offer. Also we have a shuttle service that goes down to Ithaca for $4 round trip everyday until late into the night.

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  • Arthur from Auburn, NY
  • I am a current student here

    I hate this school. It's the tiniest town I've ever been in, you have to have a car if you come here. It has a pretty nature landscape true, but that has to be all the school has going for it. The only thing to do on campus is drink and watch tv on hulu. The only reason I'm on this site in the first place is to scope out schools to transfer too

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