Location
Lewiston, ME
Undergrads
1,753
Tuition
$44,300
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 419 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: I wish I had a larger group of friends.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in a quad my freshman year of college and hated it. Too noisy, no privacy and my roommate was unclean.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus food taste a lot better than on campus food.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I wish the dining hall more ethnic food options. There is a vegan bar, vegetarian options but not any ethnic foods except on holidays like MLK Day or Cinco de Mayo.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Some people are mean and others are really nice.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life does not exist on my campus

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Lewiston, Maine is relatively boring which makes it the perfect atmosphere to attend school.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is not enough equipment in the gym for a large amount of students to use it. The maximum is about 15.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I do not know much about off campus housing. I know that is where all the seniors live and where most of the parties happens.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: i like the professors that I had. They were very patient and flexible about my learning needs and accommodations.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am a sophomore in college now and I have already landed an internship with a company. Bates has strong connections and can help refer people anywhere they would like to go.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on my campus. I have left classrooms from studying all night until 3am and walked back to my dorm feeling safe.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: ACADEMICS ARE CHALLENGING YET REASONABLE. I LEARNED SO MUCH MY FRESHMAN YEAR. WORKLOAD IS MANAGEABLE.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: CLASS REGISTRATION IS NOT THE BEST, I AM NOT TOO FOND OF THE SYSTEM. HOWEVER, GREAT CLASSES ARE OFFERED

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: VERY FEW STUDENTS LIVE OFF CAMPUS AS THERE ARE SO MANY OPTIONS ON CAMPUS.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I LOVE THE HOUSING OPTIONS ON CAMPUS. I LIKE THAT FRESHMAN ALL LIVE TOGETHER, AND THE FLOORS ARE CO-ED. THERE ARE GREAT OPTIONS FOR UPPER CLASSMEN AS WELL.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: THERE APPEARS TO BE A LARGE DIVIDE BETWEEN ATHELETES AND NON ATHLETES, BUT ON THE WHOLE ALL BATES STUDENTS ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND OUTGOING. THERE IS A GREAT VIBE ON CAMPUS.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO GO LEWISTON CAN BE GREAT

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: LEWISTON IS FULL OF A VARIETY OF RESTARAUNTS

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: SHORT TERM IS A UNIQUE ASPECT OF BATES THAT SETS IT APART FROM OTHER SCHOOLS.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: CAMPUS IS BEAUTIFUL. GREAT LIBRARY AND ACADEMIC BUILDINGS

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Some nice off campus houses

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs and Alcohol are here if you need/want them but there's plenty of people that don't.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: An Economics major requires a lot of number crunching and critical thinking.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are very very good

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Jessie Sawyer
Hometown
Farmington, CT
Major
English with a concentration in Creative Writing and a Spanish minor
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Bates students vary greatly in their opinions of their school. Some feel that Bates is a great school and wouldn’t dream of having gone to another. Others spend their four years at Bates wishing they were someplace else. Bates is a very unique school, and for the people it suits, it’s amazing. People who were looking for a different college experience are less happy. Bates does provide its students with a number of opportunities, and considering its size and resources, tries hard to accommodate every student. However, it is a small school in a small city and obviously can’t have all the same resources that are available at larger universities. The student body isn’t characterized by diversity, so if people who go to Bates aren’t your type, it’s easy to feel frustrated and out of place.

But whether you love Bates or hate it, when you graduate, you’ll have a degree from one of the most selective liberal arts schools in the country, which definitely counts for something. Before you decide which school you want to go to, you need to be very sure what you want from a college. If you’re looking for an intimate atmosphere, a close-knit campus, and an academically challenging school, you’ll probably enjoy Bates. If you want a big university with a diverse student body and an exciting city nearby, you might be better off somewhere else. Overall, Bates is a good school with an amazing faculty and a very strong academic program. Even students who might wish they were somewhere else will leave the school with a very valuable degree and a unique learning experience.

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