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Wells Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Wells? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,395 out of 2,225 applicants or 63% were admitted making Wells a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 1,605 620 2,225
Accepted 1,018 377 1,395
Acceptance Rate 63% 61% 63%
Enrolled 113 55 168
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 15% 12%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Wells College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Wells regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 24 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wells College.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 885. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1075 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 90 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 980 1170
SAT Reading 490 600
SAT Math 490 570
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT English 20 25
ACT Math 20 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

 What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >74%
23 to 25 Avg + 63%-74%
21 to 23 Avg - 50%-63%
19 to 21 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 19 Low <37%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1170 and Above Good >74%
1075 to 1170 Avg + 63%-74%
980 to 1075 Avg - 50%-63%
885 to 980 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 885 Low <37%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Wells College has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Wells College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=197230 IPEDS survey data for Wells College.