Bates College

Lewiston, ME

Bates College

Lewiston, ME

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Tuition & Fees

$55,683

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
51%
600-699
35%
500-599
12%
400-499
0
700-800
44%
600-699
44%
500-599
9%
400-499
0
30-36
71%
24-29
22%
18-23
6%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 998
Declined 7,224
Total Received 8,222
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Private

1,820

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 1,820
Established in 1855
Coeducational Coeducational

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 town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Portland International

Bates College
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME
04240

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Outing Club (outdoor recreation)
  • International Club
  • Chase Hall Committee (student activities planning)
  • Representative Assembly
  • WRBC (student radio station)

Top Events

  • All College Gala
  • Winter Carnival
  • Mount David Summit
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • emergency contact/notification system

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
51%
600-699
35%
500-599
12%
400-499
0
700-800
44%
600-699
44%
500-599
9%
400-499
0
30-36
71%
24-29
22%
18-23
6%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $60
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

12%

acceptance rate

Accepted 998
Declined 7,224
Total Received 8,222

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Important

level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
state residency

Considered

alumni/ae relation
interview
racial/ethnic status
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

44%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,625

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,683
Room & board $15,705
Books & supplies $900
Other fees $950
Total $73,238
Average Financial Aid - $4,625
Total with Avg. Aid $68,613
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Skiing (cross-country)
Skiing (downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
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
Economics, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Rhetoric and Composition
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Western European Studies
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad

1,820

total students

10%

in-state

90%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,820
students

Female
50%
906

Male
50%
914

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

1,820
students

Female
50%
906

Male
50%
914

Not reported

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 94%
Student 4 year graduation rate 87%
Student 5 year graduation rate 4%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

8%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
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

5

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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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 Library
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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