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Reviews 226 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Everyone is their own person.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We do not have a greek life

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: We have one dining hall, open from 7am until 7pm weekdays and 1030am until 630pm on weekends. There are not too many options, but can almost always find something to eat. A sandwich bar is offered throughout the week, along with a "specialty" bar which has Chinese, potato, crepe, etc. nights. Gluten free and vegetarian options are offered. Dining dollars can be used to purchase items from the café (opens in the morning, stays open late) and the backstage grill (opens at night, stays open until 12).

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Nothing too special, but plenty of options. There are many, many places to eat in both Auburn and Ithaca. Aurora (and the small towns found in between) have a few local places to eat. The Aurora Inn is located within a 5 minute walk of campus and offers some finer dining. Both the Inn and bar/grill allow students to use "dining dollars" to pay. Places in Auburn include Chinese, Moes, Applebees, Dennys, frozen yogurt, etc. Ithaca is very well known for being "green" and offers many co-op/vegetarian type places to eat.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Small parties can be found on campus and sometimes off campus. The local bar is less than a five minute walk from campus. Clubs can be found in nearby Ithaca, a 30 minute drive. This option is not popular, but some do go to Ithaca every weekend for other various reasons/parties.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: We have an honor code that is taken very seriously. Follow it, and you will have no problems. Punishments are fair and given when necessary.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Cost stays the same as on campus room and bored. However, you do not have a meal plan with the school. Off campus living is a very popular choice. Easy to apply for, but large competition. The closest off campus living is a 30 second walk to get on campus, the furthest being a five minute walk. Parking is available at each location. Off campus is just as safe as on campus. Our small town is a very safe place to be.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am still in the process of getting my financial aid packet.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Each student at Wells is required to complete two internships; one within their field of study and the other of their choice. Plenty of internships are available through the school both on and off campus!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Wells does not have an abnormal application process. The tips for admission are the same for this school as any other.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The mathematics department has some great members who truly care about you succeeding. Both professors showed concern when I was not doing well in another class and helped me to get back to where I needed to be.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Although we may not have a huge list of majors, Wells is in the process of adding more and more each year. A majority of the professors are awesome and very supportive. Figuring out classes can be tricky, but your advisors can almost always help you solve any issues you have ran into. Wells is very understanding when it comes to special study options! Many places students can be found studying are in: the library (of course), the science building has its own library, the hallways, and the café. On warm, sunny, days students love to go out on the year which overlooks the lake to study also!

2 College Sophomore

Majors: A very small selection with some majors being obviously thrown together. Textbooks for low level business classes are things like "Ten tricks to be a Millionaire"

1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Do not go here. Go anywhere else if you can, even a community college. At a community college you can distinguish yourself and transfer to a better place without tens of thousands of dollars of debt.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: The administration seems to be trying very hard to up the athletic quality of the school, so much so that some athletes complain about exhaustion and not having enough time to complete their work, but very few people care about the sports.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Everyone talks about how unique everything is, but, really, find a college that doesn't boast a unique and tightly knit community. Odd Even is fun but everyone is trashed, and any school can organize a dodgeball game and sing off.

1 College Sophomore

Facilities: The buildings are old and falling apart. We lost heating for some of the winter because the system was almost as old as the school "late 1800s." Hot water is rare, the desks, chairs, and beds in the residence halls are at least 50 years old and broken, missing pieces, or in such low quality that no one would notice if you left a hole in them. A room check went as such: "Wardrobe with three of the five knobs missing, check, curtain rack with one side falling out, check, bookcase with two of it's four legs, check. Alright everything seems to be in the same shape you found it in."

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Basically a haven for drug dealing. Lots of dealers grow their stuff in the woods around campus. Nearly all of the RAs partake in drug usage. The Honor Code is essentially a joke. People can skip half of their classes and still pass with no problem or consequences, so there's no sense in being a good student.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a bar/"restaurant" up the road, it has burgers, sandwiches, and that's about it. A meal for two can easily hit $50 regardless of the small menu. Other than that and a small ice cream place with $7 sandwiches, the nearest places to eat are in Ithaca and Auburn.

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The "off campus" houses are across a tiny street from campus, not exactly off of it. All of the same problems apply, with the added bonus that campus safety hates going out to them. Fire alarms were routinely left ringing for over an hour before anyone responded. That's an enormous problem as all, or most, of the firealarms on campus are said to be local, meaning that no alarms ring in a fire department and only the RAs and campus safety respond to an alarm.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Dating is hard. The majority of the students are very unstable and unreliable.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: A student needed to be rushed to the hospital early in the year, before the ambulance arrived they were brought into the health center where no one even knew how to use the heart monitor. I reported two rapists three times throughout the course of the year as their activities were common knowledge, the administration never acted and they are still enrolled there holding jobs on campus and playing sports.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms are of a nice size, especially in Main where the rooms used to be classrooms, but there's next to no rule enforcement, everything is falling apart, and there are insect infestations in most places

Examples: RAs are the primary breakers of quiet hours. You will not get a hot shower. There's a gaping hole in one of the girl's bathrooms. In the winter you'll wake up with frost and icicles on the inside of your window. In the spring you'll find hornets and ants in the halls, ceilings, and occasionally on you when you wake up.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek Life

1 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: You can either spend upwards of $10,000 living on campus or upwards of $10,000 living in the only off campus apartment, which is across a narrow street from the normal residence halls. There is absolutely no nightlife other than the drug and alcohol parties. The nearest grocery store, movie theater, and reasonably priced place to eat is 45 minutes away in Auburn or Ithaca. In an entire year there not a single police officer was seen, and campus safety isn't certified or legally allowed to do anything other than ask someone to calm down or make a citizen's arrest, which anyone can do. They have no self defense training, are all in pitiful physical shape, and carry around handcuffs that they can't legally use. They're also extremely rude and will refuse to help you depending upon who's on duty on a specific night. A girl a floor up from me called them because a drunk individual was in her suite threatening to rape her and her suitemates, it took them 45 minutes to arrive. If you need any sort of protection or feel unsafe for any reason you need to have a group of friends nearby or be able to wait for the police to come from Auburn.

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