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Wells College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto Wells College, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the application fee costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than 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.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is March 1, which is coming up fast! Wells College will release EA admissions decisions no later than February 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Wells College is 65%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 80%. Wells College accepts about 94% of early action applicants* and 80% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, Wells College admitted 17 of the 26 students who applied early decison. Last year, Wells College admitted 32 of the 339 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

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

What's Most Important to Get In to Wells College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining 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 strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Wells College

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Important
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Wells College Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Wells College must submit the following items. Double check 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
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Interview
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Wells College?

Students admitted to Wells College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.1.

Out of all students that were admitted, 57% submitted a class rank. At Wells College 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 45% were in the top 25% and 76% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Wells College, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 57%

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

In 2021, 24% of Wells College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Wells College?

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What's a Good ACT Score for Wells College?

To be most competitive at Wells College, you should strive to earn between 17 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Wells College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Wells College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to Wells CollegeTransfer 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?

Students who are admitted to Wells College must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

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) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Wells College?

No, Wells College is test optional, so you can choose whether to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is Wells College's acceptance rate?

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What is the early decision acceptance rate at Wells College?

Wells College's early decision acceptance rate was 65% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Wells College?

The early action acceptance rate at Wells College was 94% in 2021.

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Wells College Admissions Requirements

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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 ACT Scores

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ACT Range

17 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above

Good

17 to 27

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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Wells College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.14

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Wells College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.14. 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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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

357

Campus Setting

Rural

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$32,450

Out-of-State

$32,450

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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