About Wells

At Wells, we welcome students who are, above all, open to learning. Whether that comes in the form of ideas they're not familiar with, experiences that broaden what they're capable of, intellectually-stimulating experiments, or hands-on learning, it all leads to one thing: A global citizen who is ready to take the lead and effect change. Whatever is next in their lives, whether an advanced degree, a focused career, a series of new and varied opportunities, or a lifetime of learning—Wells graduates are ready to live life to the fullest.
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The exploration of ideas from multiple perspectives. Connection with a close community of professors and friends. Seminar-like classes that allow for deep discussion and scholarship. An emphasis on experiential learning, collaboration and real-world preparation. A breathtaking campus on the shores of Cayuga Lake. These are just a few reasons why Wells is not your ordinary college education.

We attract a special kind of student—one who appreciates immersion in a wide range of liberal arts studies and a commitment to global citizenship. The Wells experience includes...

  • Personal mentoring from professors—one teacher to every nine students
  • A strong emphasis on experiential learning through internships, study abroad and original research
  • A first-rate liberal arts foundation that combines classroom theory with real-world preparation
  • The cultivation of global citizenship and social responsibility
  • A connected, close-knit community on a beautiful Finger Lakes campus
  • A high-quality, affordable education

wells Student body profile

There are approximately 500 full-time students enrolled at Wells College. The male-to-female ratio is roughly 4:6. For Fall 2018, approximately 37% of the student body self-identified as students of color. The images below depict more demographic details as well as graphic representations of these statistics. Click or tap on the images to enlarge.

Wells College Fall 2018 White (non-Hispanic) 58.6%; Asian 2%; Black 15.4%; Hispanic 7.4%; Native American 1.3%; two or more races 9.8%; unknown 4.3%; non-resident alien 1.3%

Wells College Fall 2018 76% within New York State, 23% out-of-state, 2% international

Wells College Fall 2018 64% women and 36% men



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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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