Wells College is a private coeducational liberal arts college located in Aurora, Cayuga County, New York, on the eastern shore of Cayuga Lake. The college has cross-enrollment with Cornell University and Ithaca College, and is considered Cornell University's sister school. It is strengthening its off-campus study programs (most notably in Florence) and has created centers in sustainability, business and entrepreneurship, and book arts. Undergraduate students are required to participate in at least two off-campus internships during their time at Wells. Wells College is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. It is about an hour from Syracuse and Rochester and a half-hour drive from both Ithaca and Auburn. 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, seven academic buildings, and an average student body of 550. The student to faculty ratio is 9:1. The Wells motto is Habere et Dispertire—To Have and to Share.