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Study at Wells College

The campus of Wells College is in Aurora, NY, which is a rural area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Wells College include, at the school s highest level, the Bachelor s degree.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Wells College is known for its programs in drama and performing arts, fine arts, therapy and counseling, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Wells College Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 510. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 590. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Wells College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Wells College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

In 2007, the school had 552 students enrolled (545 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at Wells College are female.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Wells College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Wells College values student athletics, and belongs to the Division III Independents.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of Wells is to educate students to think critically, reason wisely, and act humanely as they cultivate meaningful lives. Through Wells s academic program, residential atmosphere, and community activities, students learn and practice the ideals of the liberal arts. The Wells experience prepares students to appreciate complexity and difference, to embrace new ways of knowing, to be creative, and to respond ethically to the interdependent worlds to which they belong. Committed to excellence in all areas of its reach, Wells College equips students for lifelong learning and for sharing the privileges of education with others. "


Contacting Wells College

Wells College

170 State Rte 90

Aurora, NY 13026-0500

General Phone: (315) 364-3266


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