Skip Navigation
College Navigator
College Navigator

Name of School

States (use map for more than 1 state)

use map
close
ZIP Code 
 
select

Programs/Majors

 0 Items Selected

Level of Award  help

Institution Type help

graphic
 
blank
waiting for map to load
Loading map...

IPEDS ID: 197230
OPE ID: 00290100
add to favorites
Wells College
170 Main Street, Aurora, New York 13026-0500
General information:  (315) 364-3266
Website:  www.wells.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Rural: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  510 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
9%
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty3820
Instructional3820
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees$36,700$37,500$38,530$39,6002.8%
Books and supplies$1,050$1,050$1,050$1,0500.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,700$13,000$13,360$13,7302.8%
Other$800$800$800$8000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$14,500$14,500$14,500$14,5000.0%
Other$800$800$800$8000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$2,600$2,600$1,800$1,8000.0%
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
On Campus$51,250$52,350$53,740$55,1802.7%
Off Campus$53,050$53,850$54,880$55,9501.9%
Off Campus with Family$40,350$41,150$41,380$42,4502.6%
close
This calculator uses estimated student expenses data to estimate the total tuition and fees charged over the duration of a typical 4-year program at this school.
1. Select starting academic year
2. Select tuition inflation rate
 
 

% (0-100 allowed)
  • The output is only an estimate and not a guarantee of the actual amount the student may be charged; it is not binding on the Secretary, the institution of higher education, or the State; and it may change, subject to the availability of financial assistance, State appropriations, and other factors. The student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance.
  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
  • Estimated yearly tuition and fees may not sum to totals because of rounding.
Estimate the total tuition and fee costs over the duration of a typical program.
 Multiyear Tuition Calculator
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1168100%————
Grant or scholarship aid168100%$5,545,304$33,008
Federal grants10361%$563,593$5,472
Pell grants10361%$503,475$4,888
Other federal grants7042%$60,118$859
State/local government grant or scholarships10060%$343,300$3,433
Institutional grants or scholarships168100%$4,638,411$27,610
Student loan aid15894%$1,235,214$7,818
Federal student loans15894%$948,576$6,004
Other student loans2515%$286,638$11,466
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid155198%$16,706,685$30,321
Pell grants27048%$1,282,159$4,749
Federal student loans50189%$3,539,394$7,065
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$21,158$20,542$19,209
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$16,239$15,264$12,808
$30,001 – $48,000$17,156$16,055$16,167
$48,001 – $75,000$20,854$20,770$20,929
$75,001 – $110,000$22,878$23,963$22,634
$110,001 and more$26,064$27,503$27,559
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
Net Price Calculator
An institution’s net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.
Visit this institution's net price calculator
Fall 2016
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)510
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment16
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 35%
Female: 65%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 13%
Hispanic/Latino: 13%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 62%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 10%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 1%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 66%
Out-of-state: 33%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,175383792
Percent admitted92%90%94%
Percent admitted who enrolled12%13%12%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2016 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT11285%
ACT4534%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading430560
SAT Math430555
ACT Composite1926
ACT English1726
ACT Math1826
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 79%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 89 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 53%
Transfer-out rate: 38%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 55%
6-year: 58%
8-year: 58%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 51%
6-year: 53%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 29%
Hispanic/Latino: 44%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 58%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 58%
Received award in 8 years: 58%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 37%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 46%
Received award in 8 years: 49%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 38%
  • Institution did not enroll part-time entering undergraduates.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies0
Category total0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry10
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13
Category total23
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General12
Category total12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science4
Category total4
Education
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs5
Category total5
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing7
English Language and Literature, General0
Category total7
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature1
Category total1
History
History, General3
Category total3
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science3
Category total3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other3
Category total3
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General2
Category total2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0
Category total0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies6
Category total6
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy1
Category total1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1
Physics, General1
Category total2
Psychology
Psychology, General14
Category total14
Social Sciences
Economics, General1
International Relations and Affairs0
Political Science and Government, General5
Sociology and Anthropology5
Category total11
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3
Film/Cinema/Video Studies2
Fine/Studio Arts, General5
Visual and Performing Arts, Other3
Category total13
Grand total110
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 3
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 5
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $13,354
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $4,500
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III without footballMenWomen
Baseball24
Basketball1411
Field Hockey17
Lacrosse1414
Soccer2223
Softball12
Swimming912
Tennis10
Track and Field, X-Country99
Volleyball914
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1921 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations100
  • - For 2015 line C changed from 1 to 0 because of a misclassification.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations100
  • - For 2015 line C was changed from 1 to 0 because of a misclassification.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape051
Fondling012
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary221
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • - For 2014 line C was changed from 0 to 2 because of a misclassification. - For 2014 line I was changed from 2 to 1 because of a misclassification. - For 2015 line C was changed from 0 to 5 because of a misclassification. - For 2015 line D was changed from 0 to 1 because of a misclassification.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape041
Fondling012
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary220
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • - For 2014 line C was changed from 0 to 2 because of a misclassification. - For 2014 line I was changed from 2 to 0 because of a misclassification. - For 2015 line C was changed from 0 to 4 because of a misclassification. - For 2015 line D was changed from 0 to 1 because of a misclassification. - For 2015 line I was changed from 0 to 2 because of a misclassification.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate3.5%9.6%7.3%
Number in default61914
Number in repayment167196190
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)