Wells Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Wells College
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Wells and can I get accepted? The school has a 79% acceptance rate ranking it #114 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,460 out of 1,855 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 51 percent. Wells College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Wells SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT65%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1010|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||610|
|SAT Math 75th||620|
|SAT Composite 75th||1230|
|Average SAT Score||1120|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Wells College?
Wells College typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #61 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 65 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.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1230 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1120 to 1230||Avg +||79%-86%|
|1010 to 1120||Avg -||69%-79%|
|900 to 1010||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 900||Low||<57%|
Wells ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT18%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||28|
|Average ACT Score||24|
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #52 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 18 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Wells College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>87%|
|24 to 28||Avg +||79%-87%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||70%-79%|
|18 to 21||Reach||60%-70%|
|Less than 18||Low||<60%|
Avg. High School GPA3.5
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #47 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Wells accepts 79% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
64% of Wells College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||32%|
|Top 25% of class||64%|
|Top 50% of class||86%|
|Bottom 50% of class||14%|
|Bottom 25% of class||3%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||9%||12%||10%|
Applications are DueMar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply39
Applicants have 39 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Mar 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Wells before the Mar 1 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
What are the requirements for admission to Wells College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
65% of students submit their SAT scores to Wells. 18% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
79% of those who apply are granted admission to Wells. Admission competition is and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1010 and 1230. 65% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.