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Wells College
Wells College 170 State Rte 90 Aurora, NY 13026 Phone: (315) 364-3266
  • General Information
    About Wells College

    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.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • Credit for life experiences
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Rural: Distant
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 1,671
    Percent Admitted 67%
    Men Admitted 57%
    Women Admitted 72%
    Full Time Retention Rate 76%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 500 610
      Math 480 600
      Writing 470 590
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 21 27
      English 20 26
      Math 20 27
      Writing 21 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 591
    Native American 5.0
    Asian 11.0
    African American 42.0
    Hispanic 28.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 550
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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