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Colleges / Wells College

Wells College

Aurora, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%

Wells College Admissions

Wells College admitted 68% of all applicants in 2021. Last year, 2,173 students applied to Wells College and 1,485 were admitted.

If you are considering submitting an application to Wells College, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 3/1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Wells College for fall should anticipate a decision by April 1.

Wells College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Wells College's admissions stats.

Wells College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist Yes

Wells College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Wells College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 January 15
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes March 1 February 1
Regular Decision Yes 3 1 April 1

Applying Early to Wells College?

Wells College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by January 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is March 1. Wells College will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Wells College is 84%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 68%.

Wells College accepts approximately 91% of early action applicants and 68% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Wells College admitted 16 of the 19 students who applied early decision. In 2022, Wells College admitted 296 of the 327 who applied early action.

Some students apply early because they believe it will help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it demonstrates your interest in a school.

➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Wells College Admissions

Transferring to Wells College

For more information on transferring to Wells College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Wells College

Wells College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Wells College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Wells College

Curious about the factors that are considered by Wells College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Application Essay Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Wells College for more information on admission factors.

Wells College Application Requirements

To apply to Wells College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Wells College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wells College?

Students admitted to Wells College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Wells College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Wells College

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Wells College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Wells College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Wells College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Wells College.

Does Wells College accept transfer credits?

✅ Wells College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Wells College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Wells College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Wells College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wells College?

✅ Wells College is not test optional.

What is Wells College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Wells College is 68%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wells College?

✅ Wells College's early decision acceptance rate was 84% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Wells College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Wells College was 91% in 2021.

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Wells College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Wells College is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Wells College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Wells College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Wells College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wells College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.25. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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