Wells Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Wells College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

Can I get into Wells? The school has a 92% acceptance rate. Last year, 1,086 out of 1,175 applicants were admitted making Wells College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. Wells College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Wells College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 470
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Wells College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1190
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wells College?

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 815. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1065 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wells College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1190 and Above Good >95%
1065 to 1190 Avg + 92%-95%
940 to 1065 Avg - 87%-92%
815 to 940 Reach 80%-87%
Less than 815 Low <80%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Wells College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 17
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 19
ACT Scores for Wells College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Wells?

Admission data indicates that Wells regularly accepts students with ACT's of 19 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 34 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wells College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wells College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >95%
22 to 26 Avg + 92%-95%
19 to 22 Avg - 88%-92%
16 to 19 Reach 82%-88%
Less than 16 Low <82%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Wells College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Wells College was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Wells accepts 92% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Wells College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 38% Good
3.50 to 3.75 14% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 14% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 19% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 7% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low


Admission Statistics

Wells College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 792 383 1,175
Accepted 743 343 1,086
Acceptance Rate 94% 90% 92%
Enrolled 88 44 132
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% 13% 12%

Admission Requirements

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

Wells College Admission Requirements
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

High School Credits Accepted at Wells College
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.