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Wells College
Aurora, NY
Wells, founded in 1868, is a private liberal arts college. Its 365-acre campus is located in Aurora, in central New York's Finger Lakes region, 40 miles southwest of Syracuse.
Web Site www.wells.edu/
Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 515
   Women 341 (66.2%)
   Men 174 (33.8%)
Graduate Students Not reported
ADMISSION
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 58% of 2,222 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline March 1
 
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.33 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 430-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 440-550 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 17-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
MONEY MATTERS
Cost of Attendance $53,740
  Tuition and Fees $38,530
  Room and Board $13,360
Average Percent of Need Met 86%
Average Freshman Award $37,677
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$34,735
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ACADEMICS
Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 39
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 38% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 0% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
CAMPUS LIFE
Aurora Population 685
Nearest Metropolitan Area Syracuse
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 92% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Express Horse
Sororities 100% of women participate
Fraternities 100% of men participate
STUDENTS
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
12.4% Black/African-American
12.2% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.1% White
9.7% Unknown
International Students 4.3%
First-Year Students Returning 78.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 50.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 55%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 30.0%