Bates College

2 Andrews Rd, Lewiston, United States
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Overview of Bates College

About this school

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


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,787
    • Men:882 (49.4%)
    • Women:905 (50.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Bates College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
3
4
History
3
4
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
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
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
2 Andrews Road
City, State, Zip
Lewiston, ME  04240-6028
Phone
(207) 786-6000
Fax
(207) 786-6025
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,042 (75.56555829824306%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,678 (21.312617975896618%)
  • Other Expences: - $900 (1.3068099317554813%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,250 (1.8150137941048352%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Bates College accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
January 1
Award Notification Date
On or about April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002036
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
251 (49.2%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
216 (86.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
216 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
216 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$47,276
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 216 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $44,063
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 209 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,321
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
836 (46.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
776 (92.8%) 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
$46,794
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 776 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $42,804
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 769 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,026
• Merit Based Gift
Not reported
Merit Based Gift
Not reported

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
42%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$20,715
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Other

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,327,717

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Bates College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


95.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


89.0%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


91.8%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


92.4%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (35)


  • 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
  • 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
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


36,437

Nearest Metropolitan Area


133 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
35 mile(s) from campus in Portland
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 of College Housing


92% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


8%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Skiing (Cross-Country)
Skiing (Downhill)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Bates College offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,787

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,787
Women
905
Men
882

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

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources