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Tuition

$47,400

$47,400

not including room and board

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Very Selective

24%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,267
Declined + 3,976
Total Received 5,243
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Economics
  3. History
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School Facts

Bates College, founded in 1855, is a highly selective private liberal arts college. Its 133-acre campus is in Lewiston, Maine, 35 miles northeast of Portland.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,791
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

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Private (nonprofit)

1,791

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
40%
600-699
51%
500-599
9%
700-800
37%
600-699
55%
500-599
8%
700-800
39%
600-699
52%
500-599
9%
30-36
71%
24-29
29%
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Lewiston, ME

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Lewiston, ME

133-acre campus in Lewiston (Lewiston population: 36,460), 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
93%
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
56%
Top 1/4
87%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
40%
600-699
51%
500-599
9%
700-800
37%
600-699
55%
500-599
8%
700-800
39%
600-699
52%
500-599
9%
30-36
71%
24-29
29%

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

24%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,267
Declined + 3,976
Total Received 5,243

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 - $40,233
Total with Avg. Aid $20,467

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$40,233

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,264,660
State $45,600
Institutional $28,427,593
Other external $451,246
Total $30,189,099

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $34,970
Total $34,970

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
European Studies
French
Geology
German
History
Individual Major
Japanese
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts/Engineering
Mathematics
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Religion
Rhetoric
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
Women/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,791
students

Female
50%
901

Male
50%
890

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

%

1,791
students

Female
51%
901

Male
49%
890

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

1%

Transfer applicants accepted

100%

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 75
Countries most often represented China
Malaysia
Pakistan
Vietnam
Zimbabwe
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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