Wells College

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Wells College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Aurora, NY, a predominately rural area. The smaller size of enrollment, which is about 460 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores at this school. A score within the range of 950 to 1240 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 22 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Wells College average GPA ranges from 2.89 to 3.14 for accepted students. Wells College accepts approximately 80 percent of those that apply. Of those that are accepted, about 9 percent of students attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at wells.edu.

Overall Wells College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Wells College was reported as 83.2% in Fall 2020 with over 1,850 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 22
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.14

How Hard Is It to Get into Wells College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Wells College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Wells College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 92.4%
  • 2017-2018: 79.7%
  • 2018-2019: 78.7%
  • 2019-2020: 83.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 76.7%

How Does Wells College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Wells College is forty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cazenovia College93.7%
Elmira College80.1%
Houghton College80.7%
Baptist Bible College & Seminary of Pennsylvania40.6%
Villa Maria College74.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Wells College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 630
Math470 - 610
Total Score950 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English18 - 23
Math15 - 18
Composite Score18 - 22
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