Wells College

170 Main St, Aurora, United States
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Overview of Wells College

About this school

Wells, founded in 1868, is a private liberal arts college. Its 365-acre campus is located in Aurora, in central New York's Finger Lakes region, 40 miles southwest of Syracuse.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:488
    • Men:177 Men (36.3%)
    • Women:311 Women (63.7%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Wells College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
1
2
Social Studies
1
2
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
2

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
March 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
170 Main Street
City, State, Zip
Aurora, NY 13026
Phone
(315) 364-3264
Fax
(315) 364-3227
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
December 15
Early Decision Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 15
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins February 1

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
80% of 1,693 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 1,150 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 543 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
137 (10%) of 1,350 admitted students enrolled
Women
88 (9%) of 953 admitted students enrolled
Men
49 (12%) of 397 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.14
375 And Above
18%
3.50 - 3.74
30%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
4%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
52%
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
3%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
50%
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
17-27 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
11%
• Score 24 - 29
22%
• Score 18 - 23
33%
• Score 12 - 17
33%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,600 (71.77%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,730 (24.88%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,050 (1.9%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $800 (1.45%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Wells College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On or about December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002901
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
128 (97.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
123 (96.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
123 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
23 (18.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$32,620
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 123 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,623
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 116 (94.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,488
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 106 (86.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
9 (6.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,444

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
491 (97.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
474 (96.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
474 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
87 (18.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
82%
Average Award
$34,750
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 474 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,240
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 427 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,360
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 401 (84.6%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
29 (5.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,731

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
97%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$35,287
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
26.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
3.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, International Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,850

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


40

Part-Time Faculty


18

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


67%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 36% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 37% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
96
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Wells College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


70.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


46.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


46.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


46.7%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (34)


  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Psychology, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, nursing, education with University of Rochester

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Not reported

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    685

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Syracuse

    Campus Size


    365 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    16.3 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
    Rain
    171 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    30 mile(s) from campus in Ithaca
    Nearest Train Station
    65 mile(s) from campus in Syracuse

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

    Students of College Housing


    95% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through junior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    5%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Express Horse
    School Colors
    Red and white

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Field Hockey
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    -

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Wells College offers choral groups, drama theatre, umoja, prodigy, red cross club, campus greens, programming board

    Sororities


    100% of women participate

    Fraternities


    100% of men participate

    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    481

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    488
    Women
    311
    Men
    177

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 1.8% Asian
    • 13.3% Black/African-American
    • 13.5% Hispanic/Latino
    • 2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 60.7% White
    • 7.4% Unknown

    International Students


    Not reported

    Average Age


    20

    Number of Graduate Students


    Not reported

    Student Resources

    Study resources