College Sophomore 2013-11-06T16:31:10Z
You just have to communicate with our drivers here on campus and they will try their best and meet your needs. However there are many occasions when its just not physically possible with the number of drivers and the places kids "need" to be.
College Sophomore 2013-11-06T16:29:38Z
Certainly computers available across campus, it just depends on if it works is the real question. A variety of the computers are Acer or old Mac desktops, so the server is working as fast as it can.
College Sophomore 2013-11-06T16:27:25Z
I hate the weather here. I am from California, and on top of that, I have lived near a beach my entire life. Not only am I spoiled on weather, I have never been good about being away from an ocean of some sort, let alone surrounded by tree's. Upstate New York is not for everybody, but some people really love the weather out here: "It's great! I get to wear different clothes every season..." I don't get it though.
College Sophomore 2013-11-06T16:25:08Z
Make sure if you know what you want to do, that Wells has the specific major. Wells College academics are great, and the faculty are awesome at meeting with you. I just want to major in business and it's still in the 'works'....
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:54:20Z
There are a lot of different options, some owned by the professors at the college. There's apartments as well as the lake house. The quality depends on which off-campus house you chose. The lake house is the best, the apartments are lower quality. It's relatively easy to get permission to live off campus though.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:51:31Z
There isn't much to do on campus, so they put on a lot of dances on the weekends and try to plan a lot of activities. Everyone attends the dances, but the other activities are hit or miss. The only real student hang outs are in our rooms or our lounges, but we find ways to entertain ourselves.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:48:10Z
Health & Safety:
I always feel safe on campus, but that has more to do with the atmosphere than the security. Security is rarely seen unless you need something unlocked or they're giving out tickets. Because of the honor code and the community though, it's a great place.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:46:14Z
If you want to drive a half hour, the options are okay, but in town there's only two places to get food. Both are owned by the school. Both are kind of expensive, but they offer different kinds of food and they're pretty delicious.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:44:18Z
There are quite a few parking spots, but freshman get the worst parking. Sometimes people try to get away with parking in a lot that they don't have a permit for, but they get ticketed very quickly. There's usually always space (even if it isn't the one you want).
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:42:21Z
The Honor Code is very strictly enforced here. We have to sign a contract freshman year stating that we will follow the honor code. It's actually wonderful. I've been able to leave my wallet, keys, laptop, phone etc in public places for hours and I return and everything is untouched. No one ever locks their doors, and everyone is very trusting.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:39:50Z
They try very hard to get everyone the money they need to attend this college, but the tuition is just so expensive. They're currently giving me about half of my tuition, but it still isn't enough. I've called them and gone in to have them help me, and we're trying, but I still might not be able to go back next semester. If you have a lot of money, this won't be a problem, but lower middle class students-watch your bill closely.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:37:42Z
The weather is wonderful. A little windy at times, as we live right on a lake, but it's nice in the warmer months. It doesn't snow until late in the year, even though it does in the cities surrounding us. Class is rarely cancelled due to weather, and during the fall and spring the campus is beautiful.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:36:21Z
We have a lot of good athletes, but our sports department isn't exactly up to par. It's not a huge part of campus, but everyone at least knows whats going on with the teams, even if they don't personally attend the events (not many people do).
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:34:11Z
The food in the dining hall is free if you live on campus, but it also isn't the best tasting. There's the Caffe, which sells drinks and baked goods and they're pretty good, but it costs you. The Backstage Grill also costs money, but it's delicious food, on campus, and open late, so that's where a lot of people like to spend their dining dollars. (Dining dollars is a card every on campus student receives with $100 every semester to spend in places such as the Caffe and the Backstage.)
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:30:50Z
There is no Greek life at Wells college. No sororities or fraternities. However, I've heard some people say that it's because we're all so close at the college that we kind of make our own as a school.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:28:17Z
It's very easy to set up an internship (it's even required to graduate). However, many of them are unpaid. The hours depend on how much credit you want to get for the experience, and the responsibilities depend on your supervisor. My own experience was pretty easy, but not all are. I was a reporter for a newspaper in my hometown. I wrote some articles, worked with the other reporters, and went out and found my own stories. It was a rewarding experience.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:28:17Z
The English program is very good here, and I'm glad I chose this college. I want to be an editor at a publishing company in NYC and hopefully I'll be interning there this summer. All creative writing majors worry about ending up homeless in a box in the big city. That's why I'm trying so hard to get internships and connections now, while I'm still in school so that I have a better chance of making it when the time comes.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:22:28Z
Living on campus allows you to fully experience the community feeling that encompasses Wells. The rooms in some of the dorms are kind of small, but it's a very comforting environment because of the trust and openness of all the people on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-10-29T17:19:43Z
Wells is located in a very small town, but there are two much larger cities close by. Even if you don't have a car, Wells has vans that can drop you off and pick you up-free of charge. The local atmosphere is fantastic. It has a very small, homey feel and everyone is extremely friendly. We're right on the lake too, so during the fall semester there's a lot of swimming and boating.
College Junior 2013-08-12T14:58:35Z
Off-Campus dinning at Wells College is not the best. If you do not have a car then it will be hard for you to enjoy the few restaurants and fast food locations within the area. Though my school does have a shuttle bus service it only runs at selected times that may not match up with the time you or a group of people would like to eat. Surrounding Wells College there is a large number of fast food locations and hardly any real restaurants.
College Junior 2013-08-12T14:54:12Z
The computer labs at Wells College are normally full throughout the school year. Everyone on campus does not own or have access to a personal computer. In order to use the computer labs you have to wake up extremely early or stay up late to retrieve a computer in the lab. The WIFI on campus could use some improvement. When in certain locations on campus you will not have strong WiFi connection which created a huge problem on campus for many students.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-18T19:01:20Z
This used to be an elite school, but now they will take anyone who can pay the almost $50,000 tuition and dorms. Spending that much money might be worth it at Bard or Colgate, but Wells is definitely not worth it since the students come with few skills and many have learning issues, or just want to party. It's become a really expensive remedial school. Most Profs just give As to keep students paying the tuition. Many professors have left the school in the last few years, and because the school is small, this may mean that one person quits and a major isn't really offered anymore.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-18T18:53:16Z
Jock culture set up to attract new students, but athletes don't really fit what used to be an elite women's school.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-18T18:51:32Z
Network is pathetic, you can't even reliably stream video or audio--same for the classrooms--the teachers are often frustrated. Wifi not in all parts of campus. Off of campus Wifi is non-existent. Definitely bring your own computer or laptop, but don't expect any support. Most campus computers are about two-generations old--same for software. Seriously, there are still Mac G5s on campus.
College Junior 2013-07-08T07:08:35Z
I haven't had an internship, due to the fact that I am trying to graduate early. Thus, I have limited time. If could have an internship it would either be in banking or finical studies.
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