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Tuition

$47,400

$47,400

not including room and board

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Very Selective

26%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,304
Declined + 3,602
Total Received 4,906
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Politics
  2. Psychology
  3. History
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School Facts

Bates College, founded in 1855, is a highly selective private liberal arts college. Its 109-acre campus is in Lewiston, Maine, 35 miles northeast of Portland.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,753
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 3076
ACT 1634

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

1,753

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
54%
500-599
10%
700-800
35%
600-699
58%
500-599
7%
700-800
44%
600-699
49%
500-599
7%
30-36
75%
24-29
25%
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Lewiston, ME

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Lewiston, ME

109-acre campus in Lewiston (Lewiston population: 36,491), 35 miles from Portland and 145 miles from Boston. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Portland. School operates transportation in the local area. Public transportation serves campus.

Bates College
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
45%
Top 1/4
71%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
36%
600-699
54%
500-599
10%
700-800
35%
600-699
58%
500-599
7%
700-800
44%
600-699
49%
500-599
7%
30-36
75%
24-29
25%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Interview

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Very Selective

26%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,304
Declined + 3,602
Total Received 4,906

Admissions Contact

Leigh Weisenburger
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
P: 855 228-3755
F: 207 786-6025
admission@bates.edu

Cost

Tuition $45,380
Room & board $13,300
Additional fees $270
Books & supplies $1,750
Total $60,700
Average Financial Aid - $38,887
Total with Avg. Aid $21,813

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,887

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $968,358
State $700
Institutional $24,945,512
Other external $263,227
Total $26,177,797

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $289,077
Total $289,077

Varsity Sports

M W
Alpine skiing
Nordic skiing
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III, Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) Conference
Mascot
Bobcats
School colors
garnet
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American Studies
American Cultural Studies
Anthropology
Art/Visual Culture
Biological Chemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Classical/Medieval Studies
Dance
East Asian Studies
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
French
Geology
German
History
Individual Major
Japanese
Liberal Arts/Engineering
Mathematics
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Religion
Rhetoric
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,753
students

Female
53%
922

Male
47%
831

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

%

1,753
students

Female
53%
922

Male
47%
831

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

22%

Transfer applicants accepted

35%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Winter: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

credits

Minimum transfers must complete

16

courses

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 71
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Malaysia
Pakistan
Vietnam
The Republic Of Korea
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

James Reese
Associate Dean of Students
207 786-6222
jreese@bates.edu

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