· Liberal Arts : A rigorous academic environment that emphasizes close faculty/student interaction, undergraduate research, off-campus study, internships, and active community service and involvement. Wells offers 20 majors and 44 minors, in addition to individualized programs.
· Faculty: 92% of Wells faculty members have doctorates or terminal degrees in their disciplines. Faculty members hold degrees from Harvard, Yale, University of California-Berkeley, Brown, Cornell, Rutgers, and Stanford, among others. Over 90% are tenured or in tenure-track positions; 12% are persons of color; more than half are women.
· Student/Faculty Ratio: 10/1. Average class size: 12 students.
· Off-Campus Study : The College manages its own study abroad programs in Dakar and Florence and is affiliated with numerous programs domestically and around the globe.
· The Book Arts Center: The Wells Book Arts Center was established in 1993 to instruct in all areas of book arts and technologies. It offers an annual summer Book Arts Institute on campus.
· 3/2 and 4+1 Articulation Programs : Within five years, both the B.A. from Wells and the professional degree from the affiliate university are granted. Wells has professional school affiliations with Cornell University (engineering); University of Rochester (teacher education); Clarkson University (business administration, engineering); and Columbia University (engineering).
· Cross-Registration Programs : Wells has cross-registration agreements with Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Cayuga Community College.
· Enrollment: Fall 2013 head count: 534. Total full-time enrollment consists of 354 women (66%), 180 men (34%). First year enrollment: 161 full-time students (class of 2017), 106 are women (66%), 55 are men (34%).
· Diversity: Fall 2013 semester, 24% of students self-identified as persons of color; 3.9 % are non-traditional age students; and 11 are international students from 6 different countries.
· Athletics: The College is a Division III member of NCAA and the North Eastern Athletic Conference. Wells offers the following intercollegiate teams — Women: basketball, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, cross country, and volleyball. Men: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, swimming, soccer, and volleyball. In addition, the Intramural Association offers intramural and club sports activities.
· Endowment: The current market value of the endowment is $ 27,231,000.
· Costs of a Wells Education in 2013-2014: Tuition-$34,400; room and board-$12,300; fees-$1,500 for a total of $48,200.
· Financial Aid: Wells students receive financial aid in the form of college grants, scholarships, loans, and College work-study. Currently, almost 90 % of Wells College students are eligible for need based financial aid.