1,787
Students
Financial aid thermometer
46,794
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
21
21%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Bates College is a 4-year institution located in Lewiston, ME, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 23 Campus Avenue
Lindholm House
Lewiston, ME  04240-6028
United States
Contact Leigh Weisenburger
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Email: admission@bates.edu
Phone: 855-228-3755
Fax: 207-786-6025

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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American Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies (East) Checkmark
European Studies (Western) Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Checkmark
Rhetoric And Composition Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dance Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

5,316
Applied
1,166
Accepted
1,787
Enrolled
22%
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Female Admissions

3,012
Females Applied
589
Females Accepted
20%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

2,304
Males Applied
577
Males Accepted
25%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

60
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
3 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Early decision plan November 15th December 20th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st April 30th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 640 730
SAT Math 630 720
ACT Composite 29 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

53,794
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Fees

15,224
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

46,794
Avg. Financial Aid Package
47,276
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
56,061
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
2,990
Avg. Loan Aid
42,804
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,787
Total undergrad students
7%
International Students
90%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.01%
Black or African American 4.87%
White or Caucasian 69.67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 3.86%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 4.7%
Other 0.34%

Gender

Male (49.36%)
Female (50.64%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 92%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
All College Gala, Winter Carnival and Mount David Summit

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Outing Club (outdoor recreation), International Club, Chase Hall Committee (student activities planning), Representative Assembly and WRBC (student radio station)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
emergency contact/notification system

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Division 3 No
Skiing (downhill) No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Checkmark No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Division 3 No
Skiing (downhill) No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No

Faculty

195
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 179
Part-time - 16