Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
41%
600-699
51%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
700-800
52%
600-699
38%
500-599
10%
700-800
23%
600-699
47%
500-599
24%
400-499
6%
30-36
71%
24-29
26%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Extremely Selective

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,367
Declined + 6,318
Total Received 7,685
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Private (nonprofit)

1,832

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Economics
  3. Politics
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Codes

SAT 3076
ACT 1634

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Location

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 1,832
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Lewiston, ME

133-acre campus in Lewiston (Lewiston population: 36,221), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
55%
Top 1/4
89%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
41%
600-699
51%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
700-800
52%
600-699
38%
500-599
10%
700-800
23%
600-699
47%
500-599
24%
400-499
6%
30-36
71%
24-29
26%
18-23
3%

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

Extremely Selective

17%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,367
Declined + 6,318
Total Received 7,685

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Important

Geographical residence
State residency

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Interview
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

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

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

Club Sports - Men's

Basketball, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Soccer, Squash, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo, Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

Basketball, Equestrian Sports, Fencing, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Skiing, Soccer, Squash, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo, Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Ballroom Dance Team, Billiards, Bollywood Dance Team, Circus Arts, Cycling, Dance, Figure Skating, Fishing, Golf, Hip Hop Dance, Running, Shredding Sports, Spikeball, Special Olympics, Triathlon, Weight Lifting, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Jason Fein (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Celine Cunningham (women's)
Senior Associate Director Of Athletics/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), New England Small College Athletic Conference, Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Conference
Mascot
Bobcats
School colors
garnet

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American Studies
American Cultural Studies
Anthropology
Art/Visual Culture
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Classical/Medieval Studies
Dance
East Asian Studies
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
European Studies
French/Francophone Studies
Gender/Sexuality Studies
Geology
German
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Japanese
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Politics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Rhetoric/Film/Screen Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Economics
  3. Politics

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

1,832

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,832
students

Female
50%
912

Male
50%
920

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

%

1,832
students

Female
50%
912

Male
50%
920

Not reported

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Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
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

3%

Transfer applicants accepted

57%

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: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 61
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Pakistan
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Liz McGonigle
Associate Dean
207 786-6013
nmcgonig@bates.edu

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