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Bates College

284 reviews
  1. Lewiston, ME
  2. 4 Year
#83 in Best Colleges in America
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
Bates College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240
Website

Bates College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
25%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$22,062/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,426/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,897/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,534/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,523/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,604/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,773Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Athletic, healthy
    14%
  • Batesie
    29%
  • FRIENDLY
    43%
  • Outgoing
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.13 responses
Poll
0%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Academics first
    100%

After Bates College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Reviews

284 reviews
  • Excellent
    81
  • Very Good
    104
  • Average
    81
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    5
The Career and Development Center is very helpful. It has its own mail newsletter regarding events regarding job opportunities and info sessions. They hold very close ties with alumni in companies and various fields, thus expanding on the excellent Bates Alumni Network. They prepare students with Resume and Cover Letters, Linked In profiles and mock interviews. BCDC not long ago introduced Handshake. A very sophisticated portal where students can apply to on and off-campus jobs and internships, get invited to career-oriented events and more.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago
The professors have the very rich background and very respected. Most of them have very friendly relationships with students. Students use office hours to drop in at their office for questions and sometimes even other times. Courses are very clearly structured about the grading and the assignments. Most students dress very casual for classes where others tend to wear more preppy clothes. Introductory courses are much larger than upper-level classes but still make it possible for the professor to know everyone in the class individually.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago
Bates is a unique College. There is a very friendly, accepting and very social atmosphere on our beautiful campus. The academics are very rigorous but, the strong ties with professors and the vast amount of help resources we have, allows us to accomplish any of our endeavours. Maine is amazing, there are a lot of opportunities for hiking, skiing, climbing etc. Students are able to embrace nature and appreciate its beauty There are so many fun student-run clubs to join where everyone is very supportive and easy going. I love how most of the students are very aware of the global problems and thus many are involved in community engagement work and volunteering.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago