Chances of getting into Wells College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
78.7%
Admission Difficulty for Wells College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
65%
SAT Scores for Wells College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for Wells College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1120

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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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Wells College admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Wells ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-28 
Applicants Submitting ACT
18%
ACT Scores for Wells College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Wells College
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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Wells College admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.5
Typical High School Grades
B+

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.

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High School GPA's for admitted Wells College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
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

High School Class Rank

64% of Wells College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Wells College students
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%

Admission Statistics

Wells College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,233 622 1,855
Accepted 1,004 456 1,460
Acceptance Rate 81% 73% 79%
Enrolled 94 53 147
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 9% 12% 10%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Mar 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
39

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

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 28. 18% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.