Wells College

Wells College

Aurora, New York

Wells College

Wells College is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution located in Aurora, New York. The campus is situated in a distant rural area and is home to 419 undergraduate students.

Frequently Asked

How difficult is it to get into Wells College?

Admission into Wells College is very easy with an acceptance rate of 83%. Male students have an acceptance rate of 81% compared to female students with an acceptance rate of 84%.

What SAT score is required for Wells College?

The SAT scores of admitted students range from 950 to 1240.

What ACT score is required for Wells College?

The ACT scores of admitted students range from 18 to 22.

How much does it cost to attend Wells College?

The cost of undergraduate tuition and fees for attending Wells College for an academic year is $30,900. Both in-state and out-of-state students pay the same tuition. Including the cost of living of $15,950 (for room and board, books and supplies and other miscellaneous expenses), raises the cost from $30,900 to $46,850 for an academic year. 100% of undergraduate students at Wells College receive financial aid reducing the average cost paid by students to $21,951.

What degrees are offered at Wells College?

The degrees offered at Wells College include "bachelor's degree".

What are the popular majors at Wells College?

The most popular programs/majors at Wells College include "Biology, General", "Psychology, General"" and "Business Administration, Management and Operations".

What is the graduation rate at Wells College?

The graduation rate at Wells College is 55%.

What is the debt of graduating Wells College students? What is the earnings?

The median debt of Wells College students is $19,500 and after college, former students in their mid-career (10 years after entry) earn an average salary of $39,200.


College Category

Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above

Student-to-faculty Ratio


Awards Offered

Bachelor's degree



College Type

Private not-for-profit

Campus Housing


Location Setting

Distant Rural

Average Grant or Scholarship Aid




170 Main Street
Aurora, New York 13026-0500

College Website



(315) 364-3264

Admissions Website



Wells College has an acceptance rate of 83%. The acceptance rate of 83% implies that for every 100 students that applied 83 students got accepted. 1,848 students appied to Wells College. 83% of the students that applied got accepted, and 9% that that got accepted enrolled.

Number of Applicants


Acceptance Rate


The SAT composite score at Wells College ranged from 950 to 1240. The ACT composite score at Wells College ranged from 18 to 22.

SAT Composite950 - 1240
ACT Composite18 - 22
Application Fee$0
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Costs to Attend

The cost for undergraduate students to attend Wells College for an academic year can be broken down into $29,400 for tuition, $1,500 for fees, $1,050 for books and supplies, $14,100 for room and board and $800 for other expenses. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

Tuition and Fees

Books and supplies$1,050
Room and board$14,100
Other expenses$800
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Wells College has 419 undergradute students. 34% of the undergraduate students are male compared to 66% female.

Undergradute Enrollment


Enrollment by gender


34% men


66% women

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The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Wells College is 55%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 53% compared to 57% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Wells College is 71%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate by Gender


53% men


57% women

Retention Rate

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After College

The average earnings of former students working 10 years after entry at Wells College is $39,200 with 25% of former students having earnings less than $22,400 compared to 25% former students having earnings greater than $51,400.

Mean Earnings After 10 Years


Earnings Range After 10 Years

$22,400 - $51,400

Percent Earning Over $25,000 After 10 Years


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Programs and Majors

The largest programs/majors at Wells College include "Biology, General" with 25 graduates followed by "Psychology, General" with 21 graduates, "Business Administration, Management and Operations" with 19 graduates, "Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies" with 8 graduates and "Visual and Performing Arts, Other" with 7 graduates.

Biology, General25
Psychology, General21
Business Administration, Management and Operations19
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies8
Visual and Performing Arts, Other7

ⓘ Graduates by program are reported for students receiving bachelors degree.

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