Wells College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. Initially an all-women's institution, Wells became a co-ed college in Fall 2005.
Wells College is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It is about a half-hour drive from both Ithaca and Auburn, and an hour and 15 minutes from Syracuse and Rochester. It is part of the Aurora Village-Wells College Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The college has five residence halls, four academic buildings, and an average student body of 550. The student to faculty ratio is 9:1.
The college has cross-enrollment with Cornell University and Ithaca College. It is strengthening its off-campus study programs and creating a business center. Undergraduate students are required to participate in off-campus internships during two of their winter recesses.
The Wells motto is Habere et Dispertire - To Have and To Share.
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