The Wells experience is deeply personal and intensely focused on superior academic achievement. Wells offers more than 20 majors and nearly 50 minors. With one professor for every TEN students, professors really get to know each student. The average class size has THIRTEEN students and is taught seminar-style, with discussions taking precedence over lectures. Fundamental to the Wells curriculum is an interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts with the opportunity to experience hands-on work and innovative teaching methods. Through the Wells experiential learning program, students have opportunities to participate in quality internships, off campus study programs around the world, and academic research projects tailored to individual interests and goals. Experiential learning in the curriculum enables students to apply principles learned in the classroom to real-life situations in professional organizations.
During their four years at Wells, students may also participate in study abroad or affiliated programs in the following countries: Denmark; France; Germany; India; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Mexico; Senegal; Spain; and the United Kingdom. Students may also pursue global study through the School for Field Studies in Australia, Africa, and the Caribbean, at the Salt Center in Portland, Maine, and other locations. The Washington Semester at American University in Washington, D.C. is another popular option. Through a unique exchange program, Wells students may also take courses at nearby Cornell University or Ithaca College.
Wells students enjoy all of the advantages of living in a closely-knit community. A well-respected Honor Code shapes the educational and social atmosphere of the campus. Wells supports more than 30 clubs and organizations including a literary journal and social issues magazine, music and drama groups, and political and cultural organizations, in addition to student-sponsored events, lectures, and performances. Wells is also a member of Division III NCAA. Wells women compete in eight intercollegiate sports: cross country, field hockey, tennis, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, volleyball and swimming. Wells men compete in six intercollegiate sports: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball and swimming. Wells campus also has a nine-hole golf course and canoes, kayaks and sailboats available for seasonal student use.