Bates College

Lewiston, ME, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
49%
51%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
9%
Out-Of-State Students
90%
US States Represented
43
Countries Represented
59
Ethnicity
African American
5%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
Hispanic
8%
White
70%
Multiracial
5%
Percent of First Generation Students
15%
Student Organizations
110
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
100%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Bobcats
School Colors
Black/Garnet
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New England Small College Ath Conf
Total Male Athletes
394
Total Female Athletes
283
Intramural Sports
18
Sports Club
27
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing-Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Squash
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing-Snowboarding
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Squash
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Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

4.38 Average Rating
Unlimited meal plan; what more needs to be said. I guess I could add the fact that we have a cereal wall of over twenty different types of cereal, available at every meal. There is also only one dining hall on campus, which adds to the sense of unity felt throughout Bates. No decisions where to eat, and all your friends in once place. The actual food itself is good, the pizza being one of my favorites. There is also late night dining for money, called the Bobcat Den. A popular stop for late-night snacks when Commons is closed. Le Ronj, the student-run coffeehouse provides the ever-famous Chai for your late-night studying habits. The food really is superb and is always improving.
Kiera from Lewiston, ME
Some of the best dining hall food EVER! Currently, there is only one dining call but honestly it has everything you ever wanted or did not know you wanted, like the vegan bar that cooks the best food.
Joseph from Kansas City, MO
AMAZING!!!
Logan from South Berwick, ME
There is one dinning hall called commons. Practically every student is on the meal plan. It is a great place to socialize and see new faces. IT'S GREAT! The food is amazing there is a vegan bar, gluten free options, excellent dessert bar, 60 something cereal options, and sunday sundai!!! You can swap your card as many times as you will like as long as it is open.
The only dining on campus is called Commons, which was designed with six different food stations in a circular setup. This design maximizes the amount that students are face-to-face with each other, enabling them to know more people. The food is superb, and local whenever possible. A great selection for both dairy and gluten free students.
Addie C. from Maine
When I go home during breaks and hear all of my friends complaining about their dining services I just smile and know that I have never been unhappy with the food here. The workers in the dining commons always have a smile on everyday and there is something for everybody. Every other week on Wednesday night commons puts on Adventures in Dining where the food being served is tied to a certain theme; the workers also dress up and everything can get pretty outrageous.
Christian from Newburyport, MA
There is always a play, movie, performance, or dance that is happening during the weekends. And if that doesn't interest you, there is always a party going on somewhere!
Elle from New York
So many options and so tasty!
Erin from Rumford, ME

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