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Founded in 1855, Bates College. is a Private college. Located in Maine, which is a city setting in Maine, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,780 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Bates College Academic calendar runs on a Four-one-four plan basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 155 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Bates College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Most Selective, with ,24% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
94% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 71% were in the top quarter, and 45% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Bates College.
41 Students rated on-campus housing 4.2 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
21 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
41 Students rated campus food 4.6 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 57 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
42 Students rated academics 4 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
9 Students rated Bates College
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.
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.
Stunning, elite institution. There is nothing I found fault with.
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!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Bates College is 22%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
My classmates became my best friends, family, and mentors who challenged me to be the best I could be.
Friendly, too close, smart but not necessarily competitive.
There are, of course, people who fall into these categories at the extremes, but the vast majority of students are normal, friendly, intelligent people who love life and are intent on making the most of it.
There are no frats on Bates, but there is a street of wood frame houses that host some pretty sweet parties. For the underclassmen, most parties involve cheap beer and are centered around a beruit table (first thing I learned at Bates College: It's NOT beer pong!). For the most part, parties aren't exclusive and they are plenty of times when all the classes mix. All-school dances get pretty crazy and well attended, especially 80's dance at the beginning of the year. Our "trashy to classy" weekend in March involves Lick-It dance, on Friday night where the objective is to wear as little clothing as possible followed by Gala on Saturday, a semi-formal dance. Don't drink? There's plenty of others who don't and they're not ostracized or anything. There's always concerts, movies, plays, guest-speakers, intense bingo-nights, or something going on.
Also, late night breakfasts at Commons during finals week make my life complete!
I'm on a first name basis with all my professors and they're really accessible with flexible office hours. I saw my French professor at the pool today and my politics professor on the quad with his wife and daughter, if that's any indication of how intertwined in the Bates community the professors are.
Bates is small, there's no question about it and we're surrounded by a struggling old New England mill town that doesn't have much to offer at first glance, so sometimes the size can be very constraining. However, most of the time, there is so much going on that you don't even have time to notice the size. It's a really supportive community of students and staff--the professors are really accessible, which is a plus. There's only one dining hall (Commons) on campus so you get a chance to see basically the entire student body at some point or another. There's a new dining hall and a new dorm, so a lot is changing and being updated around the school right now, which has pluses and minuses as any big change does. Basically, Bates students love Bates. Most people you talk to feel like they've found a great match and some amazing opportunities.
You need to be very focused when it comes to school work. Always remember school comes first. Also that you need to manage your time very well.
There was no Greek life and the classes were small. You were able to get to know your professors well.
It is best known for being rigidly academically focused/
I consider the relationships developed between students themselves as well as students and professors the best thing about Bates College. Being at a small liberal arts school makes these relationships valuable and enjoyable. I have met friends that will be my best friends for the rest of my life at Bates. I have also had professors who I feel comfortable meeting with to talk about class or anything else. I believe at another larger school, that these relationships are more difficult to come across.
The endowment, because it is not large and thus the operating budget is minimal, allowing for less financial aid and improvements to campus facilities.
Someone who is ready to learn, okay with being independent (meaning going places alone), does not mind cold weather, considers themselves "crunchy" or does not mind being around those types of people, and is looking for a very small teacher-student ratio.
People who aren't willing to work hard. Work ethics is very important.
Social life and enthusiasm of students and teachers.
Bates campus is full of a creative, rich, liberal, outdoorsy group of kids in a recovering, middle class but growing mill town in very snowy Maine.
About 1,000 Bates people put the new dining Commons to the test over dinner on Monday, Feb. 25.
I found that there was a lack of racial diversity on campus and the town of Lewiston, Maine did not always feel safe. It is a run down mill town and you felt that you needed to remain in campus the majority of your time. At times, the campus felt a bit isolating.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
50% of students
attending Bates College receive some sort of financial aid.
10% were awarded federal grants.
While 23% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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