Your dreams. Your future. Your Wells.
Wells is small in size but big on opportunity. Nothing is ever out of reach. You’ll always feel like you belong here because we celebrate you – just as you are, without compromise. You’ll be challenged to think differently by talented faculty and peers from all over the globe. And when you graduate, you’ll join more than 9,200 proud alumni who are professionals, scholars and leaders in their fields.
Wells by the Numbers
Founded in 1868 Wells College is an ever-changing community committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. We welcome and value students of any race, culture, nationality, ethnicity, religion, belief, class, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability or age.
Full-Time Students from
21 States and 6 Countries
Full-Time Faculty with
Students of Color
of students are
Division III Sports
Lakeside Learning and Living
Situated on more than 300 acres overlooking Cayuga Lake in Aurora, New York, Wells combines the simplicity and safety of village living with easy access to metropolitan and educational centers: ½ hour from Ithaca (home of Cornell University), 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse, and 5 hours from New York City.
Unmatched Personal Attention
Your Wells journey will be supported by rich mentorship and advising as you work one-on-one with faculty. Wells professors know you by name and are passionate about what you are passionate about. They are lifelong mentors who will guide and support you on your unique path well beyond graduation.
Average Class Size
Wells Invests In You
When it comes to financial aid, we are need-blind — your need for financial assistance does not impact your chance for admission. Your education is a significant investment and we are committed to helping put a Wells education within reach.
of Wells students receive need-based aid or merit-based scholarships.
Many receive both!
Average Institutional Aid Award
Average Net Cost for 2022-23
of Incoming Students Were Awarded Top-Level Scholarships (3.5 GPA or higher)
Nearly 2/3 of Tuition
Can be Covered by Merit-Based Scholarships
125 Endowed Awards
Are Offered to Help with Your Wells Education Investment.
What Others Are Saying
Ranked #12 for social mobility and #44 for campus diversity among liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report
Named on Princeton Review’s list of best northeastern colleges
One of the 416 "Best Green Colleges" named by Princeton Review
Named "Best Bang For The Buck" on Washington Monthly’s list of the nation's top liberal arts colleges
Phi Theta Kappa recognized Wells for its excellence in creating and implementing dynamic pathways for transfer students.