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Bates, founded in 1855, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 109-acre campus is located in Lewiston, 35 miles northeast of Portland.

Website: www.bates.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,787
Undergraduate
Students
(50.6%) 905 Women
(49.4%) 882 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
22% of 5,316 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
630-720 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
640-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,538
Tuition and Fees
$55,683
Room and Board
$15,705
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$47,792
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,525
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Other
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
179
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Lewiston Population
36,437
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bobcat
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.2% Asian
5.3% Black/African-American
9.7% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.2% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students
7.4% from 59 countries
First-Year Students Returning
95.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
89.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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