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  • Wells College
  • General Address :
  • 170 State Rte 90
    Aurora, New York 13026
    Phone: (315) 364-3266
  • Institution Type :
  • Private , 4-year
  • Student Population:
  • Under 1,000 students

  • Awards Offered:
  • Certificate
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  • About the School:
  • 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.
  • Admission information :
  • Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
    Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
    Number of applicants2,2146221,592
    Percent admitted60%58%60%
    Percent admitted who enrolled12%15%11%
    Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
    Secondary school GPAX
    Secondary school rankX
    Secondary school recordX
    Completion of college-preparatory programX
    Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
    Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
    Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
    Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
    *  25% of students scored at or below
    ** 25% of students scored above
    • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
    • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
    SAT Critical Reading480600
    SAT Math470590
    SAT Writing460560
    ACT Composite2126
    ACT English2125
    ACT Math1825
    ACT Writing68
  • Tuition and Fees :
  • Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    Tuition and fees$32,180$33,410$34,700$35,9003.5%
    Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
    Living arrangement
    On Campus
    Room and board$11,000$11,440$11,900$12,3003.4%
    Off Campus
    Room and board$10,000$12,860$12,900$14,50012.4%
    Off Campus with Family
    Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
    On Campus$44,780$46,450$48,200$49,8003.3%
    Off Campus$43,780$47,870$49,200$52,0005.7%
    Off Campus with Family$35,580$36,810$38,100$37,500-1.6%
  • Financial Aid Information:
  • Financial Aid Office Phone: (315) 364-3289
    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Any student financial aid1197100%————
    Grant or scholarship aid197100%$5,508,788$27,963
    Federal grants11257%$553,775$4,944
    Pell grants11156%$496,825$4,476
    Other federal grants6634%$56,950$863
    State/local government grant or scholarships11558%$306,127$2,662
    Institutional grants or scholarships197100%$4,648,886$23,598
    Student loan aid16785%$1,507,636$9,028
    Federal student loans16684%$1,096,244$6,604
    Other student loans3920%$411,392$10,549

    Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
    Grant or scholarship aid151897%$17,473,203$33,732
    Pell grants25848%$1,151,535$4,463
    Federal student loans43882%$3,289,891$7,511

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