Bates College

Lewiston, ME, USA

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

Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
69%
20-39 Students
27%
40-99 Students
2%
0
100
83%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
88%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

0
100
95%
Faculty With
Terminal Degree US National: 36%
Gender
Male
Female
49%
50%
Ethnicity

African American
2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
White
86%
Hispanic
2%
Multi-Racial
1%

What Students Are Saying

4.38 Average Rating
If you are looking for an easy school you might not want to consider Bates. It is considered a Little Ivy and boasts studies that compete with the Ivy League schools as far as value and difficulty. With that said, the classes are much smaller, so professors are willing to help you as long as you take the initiative. You will learn a lot and once you get into the groove of things, the work obviously becomes very manageable.
Joseph from Kansas City, MO
Classes are very hard, but the small sizes make for a great learning environment. Professors here want the best work, and they push you because they know your potential. You work hard so that the benefit is much greater.
Logan from South Berwick, ME
It's a lot of work! And the professors have high expectations because they care about their students. Even the blow off classes aren't really blow off.
Bates is a Liberal Arts school, so although there are no language requirements, students must fulfill -along with the classes pertaining to their major- an SLQ (1 credit in a science, lab and a quantitative class), as well as several writing-based classes. Homework includes an extensive amount of reading and writing papers in response to the book contents.
Addie C. from Maine
Classes are challenging but very rewarding. The 10:1 student to faculty ratio gives a very personal approach to education here at Bates. Professors are very approachable and I have never had an issue with not being able to get in touch with them.
Christian from Newburyport, MA
It's pretty difficult depending on what classes you take and what you major in
Erin from Rumford, ME
After participating in the full IB Diploma program in high school, I found that Bates still managed to fullfil my desire to intellectually challenge myself. Now, at the start of second semester, I appreciate the level of work the professors and other students expect of each other. It's a mutual relationship. It is hard to skate by here, and it seems that no one really wants to, either.
Kiera from Lewiston, ME

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