Bates College

Lewiston, ME

Bates College

Lewiston, ME

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Tuition & Fees

$57,353

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

14%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,085
Declined 6,611
Total Received 7,696
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Private

1,958

undergraduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,958
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

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
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
71%
Top 1/4
89%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Extremely Selective

14%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,085
Declined 6,611
Total Received 7,696

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores

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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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Financial Aid

44%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$46,375

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $57,353
Room & board $16,177
Books & supplies $900
Total $74,430
Average Financial Aid - $46,375
Total with Avg. Aid $28,055

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,255,892
State $47,450
Institutional $35,646,423
Other external
Total $36,949,765

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional
Other external $2,605,072
Total $2,605,072
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 207 786-6096
F: 207 786-8350
finaid@bates.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Other sports
Rowing
Skiing
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), New England Small College Athletic Conference, Colby-Bates-Bowdoin Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African-American/Black Studies.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Ancient Studies/Civilization.
Anthropology, General.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Chemistry, General.
Chinese Language and Literature.
Dance, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Studies.
European Studies/Civilization.
French Language and Literature.
General Studies.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
German Language and Literature.
History, General.
Japanese Language and Literature.
Latin American Studies.
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music, General.
Neuroscience.
Philosophy.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
Rhetoric and Composition.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Women's Studies.
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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

1,958

total students

10%

in-state

90%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,958
students

Female
50%
987

Male
50%
971

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

1,958
students

Female
50%
987

Male
50%
971

Not reported

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Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

8%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

Winter: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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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
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