About Wells College
and Aurora

Wells College, located in the historical village of Aurora, is a nationally recognized, private liberal arts college. It was established in 1868 by Henry Wells, who also founded the Wells Fargo and American Express companies. Aurora was recently named one of the most charming college towns in New York by Travelmag.com.

Situated on more than 300 scenic acres overlooking Cayuga Lake in central New York, Wells College offers the simplicity and safety of village living, with easy access to metropolitan and educational centers: ½ hour from Ithaca, 1 hour from Rochester and Syracuse, and 5 hours from New York City.

The Finger Lakes is an historically rich and scenically beautiful setting renowned for its vineyards, charming 18th century villages and outdoor recreational opportunities. Travel back in time to explore the Women's Rights National Historical Park with stops along the Underground Railroad. Hop a seaplane to get a bird's eye view of award-winning vineyards. Sip a craft brew at a farm-to-table pub. Whether traveling by car, boat or seaplane - there's something for everyone here.

Learn more about what to see, sip and taste while you're here.