There are approximately 500 full-time students enrolled at Wells College (76% in-state, 21% out-of-state, 2% international). The male-to-female ratio is roughly 4:6. For Fall 2017, the majority of the student body is comprised of 13.3% Black (non-Hispanic), 13.6% Hispanic, and 60% White (non-Hispanic). See below for more racial/ethnic demographic details as well as graphic representations of these statistics. Click or tap on the images to enlarge.
Early Action: December 15. Students who wish to receive their decisions early should submit their applications through the Early Action program. This is a non-binding admissions options.
Early Decision: December 15. Students who regard Wells as their top choice are encouraged to apply under the Eary Decision program. This is a binding admissions option. If admitted, early decision applicants agree to accept Wells' offer of admission and withdraw their applications to all other institutions by January 15. Early decision students must submit their $300 non-refundable enrollment deposits by February 15.
Regular Applications: March 1. Applications must be received by this deadline for full funding and campus housing considerations.
First-Year Applicants: December 1** (recommended)
Early Decision Applicants: December 1
Fall Transfer Applicants: No later than July 1
Spring Transfer Applicants: No later than December 1
*Filing for FAFSA can now start as early as October 1
**First-year candidates who submit their FAFSA to Wells College prior to December 1 will receive an automatic $1,000 FAFSA grant in their financial aid package
Get to know Wells in person! We invite you to join us on campus for a personalized counselor visit. We are glad to host school counselors at any time of the year, and will be happy to develop a unique itinerary for your trip and make arrangements for your stay here in Aurora, the gem of New York's Finger Lakes region. Contact us to schedule your visit!
Of course, we also offer daily visits for students and their families. Dates and more details can be found on the Visit Wells page.
Do you know a junior who stands out from the crowd? A student who is spirited, bright, and forward-thinking? Wells College invites all high school counselors to nominate two (2) outstanding students from their school for the 21st Century Leadership Award. This award celebrates high school juniors for their exemplary spirit, steadfast integrity, dedication to academics, and leadership qualities. This award is a $40,000 scholarship throughout four years of study at Wells College ($10,000 per year). A maximum of two (2) qualifying students can be nominated by counselors from their school. Qualified candidates must have:
Please note that as an NCAA Division III college, athletic participation is not considered when selecting candidates for this award.
Download the nomination form in COLOR (.PDF, 88KB) or in BLACK AND WHITE (.PDF, 69KB). PDF forms are fillable. Please submit the completed form with the nominee's official high school transcript using one of the following methods:
*Most 21st Century Leadership Award recipients are also eligible for other merit-based scholarships. The $10,000 for this award will be used to grant the maximum scholarship amount allowed by the institution
The cost to attend Wells College as a full-time residential student for the 2016-2017 academic year:
Wells College Financial Aid Office
170 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026