arrive curious
graduate prepared.
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Come see for yourself!
Want to know more about what Wells is like? Come visit our beautiful campus! We'll show you around and let you explore. Get to know us and decide for yourself if Wells is just the right place for you!
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Graduate Prepared.
A Wells education provides an excellent foundation for your entire career—not just your first job out of college. And with your curiosity and drive leading the way, we are serious about preparing you for the waiting world. When you graduate, you’ll head into the waiting world with confidence in your skills and abilities.
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Wells President Gibralter Published in USA Today
His essay "Why Every New College Student Should Find a Mentor" discusses the benefits of mentorship relationships on campus.
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Learn about Our Majors in Sustainability and Criminal Justice
Both programs are rooted in a multidisciplinary approach that combines an understanding of theory with practical knowledge related to real-world challenges.
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Wells' Fascinating History
Wells recently made the top spot on a list of "50 of the Most Historically Notable Colleges in America." We're honored by this recognition and proud of the many dedicated people who have contributed to and made efforts to preserve the history we have here in Aurora. Read more of our history at
Alumnae and Alumni Stay Connected.
Alums remain connected and provide essential support year after year to keep Wells strong. The Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations keeps classmates in touch with each other and the campus community.
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Thinking about Wells?
Our admissions office would be happy to send you a packet of information about our programs, additional academic opportunities, and campus life.
Wells earned a Green Rating score of 91 from the well known college guide and test prep organization.
The best way to see yourself at Wells is to visit! Take an opportunity to explore campus and really get to know us at our Open House on Saturday, November 12.
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What's happening on campus
Friday, October 28, 2016
Each week, a new speaker discusses their work in the sciences.
October 31, 2016
Humans v Zombies - Informational meeting Wednesday 10/26 and Thursday 10/27 at 7pm in Faculty Parlors. Attendance to one of the two meetings is mandatory for participation.
Disney trivia comprised of all the movies currently in the vault! There will be Disney prizes for the 2 winning teams!
November 1, 2016
"Just Eat It" is a film about food and food waste. We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from...
November 2, 2016
Be sure to show your spirit and pride by wearing red or Wells gear =)
News & updates
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Wells earned a Green Rating score of 91 from the well known college guide and test prep organization.
A week-long residency with Laticia McNaughton will explore issues of sovereignty, revitalization of culture, traditional diet and language, and more.
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This year's recipients exemplify the spirit of the Wells community as they support and advocate for at-risk communities.
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Wells College Press invites submissions to its annual contest; the winning manuscript will be published as a letterpress printed, hand-sewn chapbook.
The College received recognition from the Princeton Review and the Sierra Club "Cool Schools" List for sustainability practices and education.
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Interested in Wells? Join us for our Open House, tour campus, talk with faculty, meet our students, and more.
Explore our site. Check out our social media. Give us a call. Request a view book. Come visit. We invite you to get to know us!

Wells College promises a relevant liberal arts and sciences education. Intellectually challenging. Reinterpreted for today. Classroom teaching combined with hands-on learning. Wells graduates enter the world prepared for successful futures.

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