Wells College

285 reviews
  1. Aurora, NY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B-
Wells College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
North Eastern Athletic Conference
Address
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
920-1150
ACT Range
22-26

Cost

Net Price
$21,158/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,239/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,156/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,854/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,878/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,064/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.19 responses
53%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.19 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
524Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
51%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 4 responses
Report
  • Individual
    75%
  • One group = one mind
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
94%
of students say they don't have Greek life.18 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.24 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Homey
    67%
  • Different
    17%
  • Tragic irony
    17%
  • Unique
    0%

After Wells College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
56%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.9 responses

Reviews

285 reviews
  • Excellent
    33
  • Very Good
    65
  • Average
    109
  • Poor
    41
  • Terrible
    25
Overall the school is very nice and personal. You get to meet friends and the academics are very good. The professors are great. But the school is very small and this makes the drama on campus obnoxious. They love drama.
  • Sophomore
  • 3 days ago
Coming out to this school on the whim was a bad idea. I do not recommend going this school if this was the only school that accepted you. If you plan on coming out to this school, be prepared and do research on the school and how the policies are. You might slip up and not even know it, especially with the food plan that they have for this college. Other than some bad instances that I have experienced from this school, the learning environment is not all that bad. The class sizes are smaller, giving students the one-on-one experience that some prefer. The teacher are very quick to respond if you have any questions or concern regarding school or other business that you have and would like to discuss with them. Faculty members are also quick to respond when there is an issues as well. Another thing to consider whether to come this college or not is the location it was in. The school is very isolated and does not have a lot in the sense of entertainment wise around the campus. The same goes with the food if you do not want to eat on campus. There is a little restaurant off campus but that is the only other place to eat. There is a beautiful lake in front of the school that students can jump in. And with permission, students are, i believe, allowed to use one of the canoes for the lake. All in all, the school was not for me after two years here, but that will depend on the next freshman that is accepted by this school
  • College Sophomore
  • 24 days ago
Wells makes you a brand new person, for the better
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 3 months ago