Wells College

275 reviews
  1. Aurora, NY
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    D+
  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

Wells College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.25 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.23 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.23 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 7 responses
Report
  • Individual
    86%
  • One group = one mind
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.27 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Homey
    55%
  • Unique
    27%
  • Different
    9%
  • Tragic irony
    9%

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%
64%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

275 reviews
  • Excellent
    34
  • Very Good
    65
  • Average
    109
  • Poor
    41
  • Terrible
    26
Be prepared for hot days and cold nights because a) there are no a/c in any of the building, fans and maybe a dehumidifier are highly recommended and b) the heating system gets way too hot for comfort during the cold days. The rooms are small and there is not a lot of space for ALL of your stuff, especially if you are rooming with someone. The lottery system is a pain, and it also depends on if there is enough space for you anyways! This year, we had people waitlisted for rooms because of how many students were coming. The campus is old and so are the dorms so if you are into the "antique" setting of the building then you will love these houses, especially Glen Park house.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
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!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 8 2014
I like the diversity here at Wells College. Although this used to be a women only college, it has grown to show very minimal discrimination by allowing males to attend, as well as having an area in the residence halls where it is not gender sensitive. There are so many different types of people who attend Wells College. It's great to see such diversity within a community that gets along so well together. Even though there are different races, genders, and sexual preferences among students, there never seems to be a problem getting along. We are all one unit and we make up an amazing community together!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 4 2013