Lewiston, ME
Bates College


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Recent Reviews

viuro
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bates is so calm and mysterious. Everyone is intellectually motivated and are very persuasive in convincing other scholars th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bates is so calm and mysterious. Everyone is intellectually motivated and are very persuasive in convincing other scholars there point of view. Intellectual debate is encouraged by all staff members. Bates highlights that there are so many people from different backgrounds and understanding their perspective on different issues will completely strengthen your views or change them. The classes are so small that you feel the sense of community and understanding that scholars and the staff want the best for everyone. The professors are always willing to help those who ask for help. You will never be turned away unless you attend at an outrageous hour. Bates isn’t just about academics,but also sports. There are so many sports teams that you don’t have to be good at sports in order to make some of the teams. We have so many activities going on that you could sometimes wonder how we get our classwork done? One of the craziest experiences is the super bowl game where they ordered over a 100 wings to watch the game. Am not really a football fan,but I was inspired to attend. That is another annoying thing that keeps spreading on campus. Inspiration. You see so many scholar led activities that you now become inspired to get involved too. You can see scholars helping out the foreign kids or helping the elderly who come for breakfast. I am inspired to be a better person just being on campus. I am a very quiet person so applying to Bates resonated with me. My experience has been anything,but quite.

Brihanna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bates College has always been a bigger part of the Lewiston/Auburn area, they host many events and provide a restaurant open ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bates College has always been a bigger part of the Lewiston/Auburn area, they host many events and provide a restaurant open to the public, but I do think they are a tad bit prestigious​ with their sports teams, they are often cherished more than the others of the school.

Caleb
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bates is a beautiful small college with professors who care deeply about their students and who are always happy to speak wit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bates is a beautiful small college with professors who care deeply about their students and who are always happy to speak with students if they need help. The dining commons are especially excellent. Academics and courses are also superb. The Bates Outing Club is amazing and they go on kinds of trips all over the country.

Anais
What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you're looking for a small, liberal arts education with very limited distractions, Bates College may be the place for you....

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If you're looking for a small, liberal arts education with very limited distractions, Bates College may be the place for you. Bates College is extremely small and personally, I find the small environment to be a perfect place to live in. It's extremely easy to gain leadership experience and have a close connection with students + teachers. However, if you're really big into sports, this division three school might not have the largest fan base.

Brianna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bates College is a truly awesome place. The people are so friendly and interesting, and are welcoming to everyone. The commun...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bates College is a truly awesome place. The people are so friendly and interesting, and are welcoming to everyone. The community within Bates as well as in the city of Lewiston is a very special one, and being able to interact and get out in the community is such a great experience. Bates has helped shape me as a person and I am grateful for it!

Hayley
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this place! I'm a freshman and have only been here a little over 3 months, but so far my experience at Bates has been ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love this place! I'm a freshman and have only been here a little over 3 months, but so far my experience at Bates has been great. There's a strong sense of community and everyone looks out for and helps one another, and while classes can be very difficult, the professors are generally accessible and want us to succeed. There's tons of extracurricular opportunities as well, there's generally something happening every night and it seems pretty easy to get involved.

Will
What is your overall opinion of this school?

We visited Bates recently and it was the nicest school we saw in Maine, Vermont and Mass. It has a very communal feeling and ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

We visited Bates recently and it was the nicest school we saw in Maine, Vermont and Mass. It has a very communal feeling and the location of the school in the neighborhood of the town is simply fantastic. The town is edgy but is very convenient to Maine attractions and transportation. The facilities are lovely and the students were all very helpful in helping us navigate things. We just got the feeling there was a lot of school spirit and the students were all very friendly and outgoing. The new residences that opened this fall were beyond spectacular and the food was tops. Highly Recommend.

s
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Stunning, elite institution. There is nothing I found fault with.

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Stunning, elite institution. There is nothing I found fault with.

Paige
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bates is an excellent school that is an intellectually rewarding challenge that fosters great relationships with professors a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Bates is an excellent school that is an intellectually rewarding challenge that fosters great relationships with professors and students and is a great place to have fun. While classes may be difficult, most professors are sure to keep you intrigued and many are just really nice people. Socially, there are so many different kinds of groups, and it's pretty common to be involved in more than one group, which is widely accepted and even preferred. Bates has great extracurricular activities, ranging from musical lessons and a cappella groups to dance and sports to knitting clubs and even a competitive eating club- the fat cats. Weekends are full of fun with parties if you're into those, or theme nights like bingo night or themed dances. The outdoors are great since we're surrounded by so many beautiful parks and mountains, even right near campus are great places to bike or run to. FOOD: Great dessert, mac and cheese is awesome, BRICK OVEN PIZZA, ice cream and fro-yo, vegan pad thai, great restaurants in the area, late night snacks at the den, sundae sundays, and great staff. Also, we do have vegetables and fruit but that's not as exciting as an awesome slice of pizza or John Corrie's cheesecake (sing for choir and you'll get at least 3 pieces). Bates is an awesome place, and if you're an awesome person who is accepting of differences, openminded, and a bit quirky, you'll have a great time here.

Joshua
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I was so uptight and anxious in highschool that first and foremost, I would tell myself to just relax. I was at an extremely ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I was so uptight and anxious in highschool that first and foremost, I would tell myself to just relax. I was at an extremely competitive public school where grades seemingly meant everything to everyone. It was so easy to just tunnel vision on that and not focus on simple things such as having fun. I would tell myself to pass up doing some homework assignment after school and instead take my friends up on their offer for an ultimate frisbee game. At the same time, I know that without all of my hard work in school, I would not have had the opportunity to attend such an amazing institution as Bates. Thus, balance is key. Also do yoga-- it's awesome.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I really wish I had known how strong the arts department here is. Not only do artsy people take these classes, but athletes as well. The classes are a ton of work and thus the athletes take them because of passion and not just as an easy course. The people here are so multi-faceted (in a good way) that I was a little bit shocked by the contrast between my two schools.

What kind of person should attend this school?

I recently transferred to Bates college which has given me such a unique perspective on differing student bodies. Bates is so diverse that there is no singular factor to describe a type of person to attend this school save kindness. Coming to a new school midway through the semester was one of the most intimidating things I had ever done. The transition was made so much easier and possible due to people reaching out, showing genuine interest, and most importantly: just being friendly. Any type of person can and should attend Bates: it's an all inclusive caring college.

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,780
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $50,310
  • Acceptance rate
  • 23%

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