Private 4 Year

Wells College

Aurora, New York

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Wells College overview
Location Aurora, New York
Online wells.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Rural
Wells College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Wells College, located in the picturesque village of Aurora, New York, is a private liberal arts college known for its historic campus which overlooks Cayuga Lake. Founded in 1868 as a women's college, it adopted coeducation in 2005. The institution maintains a tradition of academic rigor and personalized education with an emphasis on interactive learning. Offering a range of undergraduate programs, Wells is particularly recognized for its strengths in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. The campus features a blend of Gothic architecture and modern facilities, providing a distinctive academic environment. Students at Wells have access to on-campus living options that aim to enhance the college experience. The College is peripherally known for its athletics, competing as the Wells Express in various sports, although it is not primarily distinguished for its athletic programs. With a holistic admissions process, Wells seeks a diverse and passionate student body, weighing various facets of a prospective student's application rather than adhering to strictly numerical acceptance metrics.

In the most recent statistical year 1,534 prospective students applied, and 1,345 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 147 enrolled in the school.  351 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 6 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $32,362 plus fees of $1,500.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.25

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Mar 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Wells College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,050
Other Fees$1,500
Room and Board $14,800
Budget for Other Expenses$1,300
Total One Year Cost$51,012

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$39,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Wells College students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 17%
Social Sciences 14%
Psychology 13%
English and Literature 13%
Biology 12%

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