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
$71,168
Tuition and Fees
$53,794
Room and Board
$15,224
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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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 3 4
History 3 4
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted January 1
SAT Only Considered if submitted January 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted January 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Considered if submitted January 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for admission
ACT: Used for admission

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
2 Andrews Road
City, State, Zip
Lewiston, ME 04240-6028
Phone
(207) 786-6000
Fax
(207) 786-6025
E-mail
admission@bates.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 20, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
22% of 5,316 applicants were admitted
Women
20% of 3,012 applicants were admitted
Men
25% of 2,304 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
510 (44%) of 1,166 admitted students enrolled
Women
247 (42%) of 589 admitted students enrolled
Men
263 (46%) of 577 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
48% of 721 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
1,640
Students Accepting Wait List Position
773
Students Admitted From Wait List
7

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
630-720 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
38%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
640-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
48%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
7%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
29-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
70%
Score of 24 - 29
25%
Score of 18 - 23
5%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 63%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$71,168
Tuition and Fees
$53,794
Room and Board
$15,224
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$1,250
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002036
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
241 (49.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
214 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
214 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
214 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,792
Need-Based Gift
Received by 214 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,644
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 210 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,208
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
784 (46.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
776 (99.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
776 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
776 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$48,512
Need-Based Gift
Received by 776 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,590
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 767 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,968
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
35%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$21,525
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Other
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
179
Part-Time Faculty
16
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
89%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,327,717
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
400
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Lewiston Population
36,437
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
133 acres

Weather

Temperature
11.4 average low in January, 72.7 average high in September
Rain
129 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Lewiston
Nearest Train Station
150 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
8%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
emergency contact/notification system

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Bobcat
School Colors
Garnet, black, and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Crew x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x   x  
Skiing (Downhill) x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Squash x   x  
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x  
Skiing (Downhill) x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Squash x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, bowling, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, squash, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, outing club (outdoor recreation), international club, chase hall committee (student activities planning), representative assembly, wrbc (student radio station)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,787
Women
905 (50.6%)
Men
882 (49.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,787
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
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
95.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
91.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
92.4%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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