Bates College

Lewiston, ME, USA
4.38 Average Rating

Founded in 1855 by a group of abolitionists, Bates College is a liberal arts college in southern Maine with a focus on social justice and egalitarianism. Bates confers bachelor’s degrees in 35 academic majors and students have the option to pursue minors or general education concentrations. Additionally, nearly half of the student body enrolls in community-engaged courses and the campus features the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. Beyond the classroom, Bates hosts the Center for Purposeful Work to help connect students to meaningful careers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
9%
Out-Of-State Students
83%
0
100
23%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018 January 12, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,787
Total Number of Undergrads
1,787
Academic Calendar

Four-one-four plan

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
83%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
88%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$23,312
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$50,310
Out-of-State Tuition
$50,310
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
42%
Average Aid Per Year
$42,804
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
80
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Portland
Lewiston
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
76%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$55,700
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What Students Are Saying

4.38 Average Rating
Bates College is the place that I now call home. Academic integrity, athletic excellence, and the all-around amazing people that make up the student body and faculty here make it a wonderful place to spend my undergraduate years.
Christian from Newburyport, MA
The opportunities that Bates offers to its students are endless, from the arts to the sciences to athletics. Every student is welcomed with open arms. The small classes offer great relationships with professors, as well as your fellow classmates, and makes for a great learning environment.
Logan from South Berwick, ME

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