Wells College

Wells College Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Wells College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Wells College was awarded 62 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Wells landed the #2,170 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 160 colleges in New York, Wells is ranked at #154.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Wells?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Wells College is 80%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Wells is a good fit for you.

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Wells College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Wells, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Wells College is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Wells College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Wells College is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Wells for first-time, full-time students is 43%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  43 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Wells College.

Wells College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 419 undergraduates at Wells with 414 being full-time and 5 being part-time.

How Much Does Wells College Cost?

The overall average net price of Wells is $21,307. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Wells

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$16,229 $17,239 $20,700 $24,512 $28,337

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Wells, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Wells, approximately 87% of students took out student loans averaging $7,825 a year. That adds up to $31,300 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wells is 7.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Wells Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Wells make around $35,100 per year during the early years of their employment. Unfortunately, this is 12% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Wells College make the most money.

Location of Wells College

Located in Aurora, New York, Wells College is a private not-for-profit institution. Students who love country life may enjoy the rural location of Wells.

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Contact details for Wells are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 170 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026-0500
Phone: 315-364-3264
Website: www.wells.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wellscollege
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wellscollege

Wells College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 16 $19,200
General Biology 14 NA
Business Administration & Management 14 NA
Other Visual Art 6 NA
Writing Studies 6 NA
Sociology 5 NA
Criminology 4 NA
History 3 NA
Ethnic Studies 3 NA
Special Education 2 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Wells College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Learn more about online learning at Wells College.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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