Location
Lewiston, ME
Undergrads
1,753
Tuition
$44,300
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 429 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I love the campus food! I mean yeah, month to month they'll run the same schedule, but they do mix it up for holidays and such. Our vegan bar is really good, too! My personal favorite from it is the Asian Noodle Bowl. It's spicy and warm! I also love our desserts.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't know much about this. I'm a homebody so...

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Our campus is lenient towards some things and strict towards others. Overall, they worry about students having hard liquor, which is good.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Right now, I'm leaning towards a Japanese major here. My professors have been great so far, especially my language teachers. They try to make us speak in Japanese as much as possible, but don't try to take the fun out of it!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Our school offers majors focused mainly on Liberal Arts, but we have options for those who like science and math too! I've only heard complaints about one or two professors, but everyone seems to have a great relationship with their professors.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Last year (my freshman year), the process went smoothly and I received a scholarship because of my financial need. This year, as I become a sophomore, however, I am having issues. I somehow lost my scholarship, even though my family cannot afford the full price and we haven't been able to reach the Financial Aid Office. If I don't get this fixed soon, I may have to leave.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Bates likes to provide a supportive environment and tries to stress the dangers that are present in the world. Though, I've never heard of it being an issue.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The school is mainly made up of richer students with liberal views based on what I've experienced. But, there are also some poorer students like me thrown into the mix. On diversity, it's pretty good because of the amount of international students, but not everyone tries to go out of their groups. Usually, though, it seems as though the richer, white kids don't try to diversify their groups that much.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I honestly don't have much to complain about. Everything is easy to get to and warm during the Maine winter. Sometimes buildings may have small issues, but our maintenance staff is pretty quick on solving any issues.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not really into sports myself, but other students are and show their support. Usually, you'll see more people at a guys' game than a girls', but that's how it goes at most places. Overall, athletics are pretty big, especially when a large amount of the population is made of student athletes.

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.

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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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