Academics

Location
Aurora, NY
Undergrads
523
Tuition
$34,700
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Freshman

Academics: As an English major I have really good professors who are helpful and know what they are doing. As a requirement of the college, you must complete two internships and as an English major they do not have to be specifically in your field, though it is better.

5 College Freshman

Academics: They have a wide diversity of classes and all the professors are very helpful. Registration can be stressful as a freshmen but you can usually get into the classes you need.

1 Recent Alumnus

Academics: This used to be an elite school, but now they will take anyone who can pay the almost $50,000 tuition and dorms. Spending that much money might be worth it at Bard or Colgate, but Wells is definitely not worth it since the students come with few skills and many have learning issues, or just want to party. It's become a really expensive remedial school. Most Profs just give As to keep students paying the tuition. Many professors have left the school in the last few years, and because the school is small, this may mean that one person quits and a major isn't really offered anymore.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The English major is one of the best majors at Wells College. One can concentrate in either Creative Writing or Literature. Each concentration gives the student the unique ability to branch out. Similarly, each concentration is full of wonderful professors.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The professors are very helpful and Wells has some of the best professors around. Also the classes are usually small, around 20 students, which provides a more one on one interaction and a better understanding of the material because the professors are more available than if they had hundreds of students.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 193rd
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 476th
    Most Caring Professors
  • 768th
    Smartest Professors
  • 778th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 889th
    Most Flexible Curriculums

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
10:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
37
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
35
Total FT Faculty
37
Average Faculty Salary
$61,784
Full-Time Retention Rate
70%
Transfer-Out Rate
27%
Graduation Rate
56%
Programs/Majors Offered
27
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Biology and Biological Sciences: 5%
  • Creative Writing: 5%
  • History, General: 5%
  • Psychology: 6%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 14 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 16 responses

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Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants
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