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Reviews 234 total reviews with an average rating of 3.1

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It makes a huge difference when you attend a smaller school as intimate as Wells. I know everyone on the campus, including faculty, staff, students and visitors. I feel very safe and accepted, and my learning experience is unique because of all that. I will be a different kind of a person in the world, because of my experience.

3 College Junior

Majors: I didn't need to apply for any specific program.

1 College Junior

Majors: I love my program. It's tough but rewarding.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have had the most amazing professors. Our adjuncts are not the best though.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: A small school means a small network and not many people have heard of us, but our academics are great.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: It's a small town so no real house parties, but we have on-campus events that involve real fun, but safe partying.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Because Well's College is a small school, many students attend the sporting events. However, there are no club or intramural sport teams.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Well I was able to receive a good amount of financial aid from my school. However it is difficult to still attend school to where I live and the amount I pay compared to the amount other students pay. I'm from Hawai'i and I go to school in NY. I had to work very hard in school, get a 3.89 GPA in high school.. yet I still pay more than students that have a 2.5 GPA

1 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Town needs the school but hates the students. Anything that students would like is blocked by the town and its crazy mayor who is the wife of a professor. Part of the town is dolled up and like a resort, but nothing students can afford. Leave the town and it looks like the Ozarks.

1 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Odd-Even activities seems like Greek life including the hazing and intimidation. Some traditions are just not fun.

2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Financial aid sounds good at first, but they you realize you are paying Ivy prices for a place worse than small state schools.

2 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: College puts much money into athletics as a way to recruit more students, but this is div 3 sports, so athletes are those who can't compete at better levels but come to Wells so they can play, but have no idea why they are at a once all women's liberal arts school.

2 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Mostly sad people drinking to prevent boredom.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Most residence buildings would be amazing if taken care of, but the school is bankrupt, so there's no maintenance.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are five dorm options. All of the buildings are relatively old, and are in okay shape. Main is a central building, and the only dining hall is in it, as well as various offices, the mail room, and a computer lab. It has the most spacious rooms, and since it's an old building every room is different. All the carpets in the hallways are really gross though. Main 4th is healthy lifestyles, and is the only floor freshman can live on. Weld is in okay shape, and is the quietest building. It also has the nicest lounges, as well as a computer lab. Leach is a freshman only building, and is full of typical freshmen parties. Dodge is the farthest building from the rest of campus, and is a long walk to get to. It is kind of gross, but it just got new lounge furniture. Glen Park is an upperclassman only building, but is the nicest as it was Henry Wells' mansion. It has nice lounges as well.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The college is in the middle of no where, and there are only three off-campus options that you don't need to drive half an hour to. They all used to be owned by the school, but were bought and are still together, but not affiliated with Wells anymore. There's a bar and grill which serves American food, and is pretty average. A lot of over 21 students will go to the bar part. There's a bakery, which is always good. There is also an Inn in the village, and is the "fancier" option of the three. I haven't been there so I can't speak on the food, but I've heard mixed reviews. Sometimes it's nice to go there to get a change of scene, but the food is not different enough to be a complete change. You used to be able to use dining dollars off campus, but we have now switched over to every student having a Visa card which can be spent anywhere as opposed to dining dollars.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We are Division 3, so athletics aren't the greatest, despite the fact that the administration is trying to make it seem that way. Definitely are heading towards the direction of being a more athletic school, even though most of the students don't want that. There's pretty good fan attendance for games, and a lot of school spirit. A lot of sports have been cut recently though because we can't afford them.

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 Food: 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

Party Scene: 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

Administration: 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.


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