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Reviews 262 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: A lot of cool parties.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: A lot of options to socialize.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I think 99% of students go to Bates for their academics. They're really good. Its like asking why did you visit Washington D.C... to see the White House. Bates has an incredible academic program and really produce high caliber graduates that go on to work for Goldman, Mass Gen., Chase, U.S. Govt., Apple, Google, UN, etc. We also have this great Purposeful Work Program that is really engaging.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Well its elite lib arts in Maine so a lot of rich white kids but thats not to say that there are many many diverse and mixed groups of people at Bates. The college puts a lot of effort forward to attract a mixed body of students.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Overall Bates is a very safe school. Sure some people might smoke some weed every now and then but overall Bates is very safe and drugs are not a problem.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Bates College is very safe. Its not like Bowdoin. Everyone really looks out for everyone and makes sure people are safe. There are a ton of programs that help Batsies life safe and healthy lives.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had an amazing experience at Bates College. My first time eating with my friends at Harvest Dinner was a great time and I have felt incredibly challenged by the course material. All the teachers are great at what they do and really passionate about their respective fields. Bates has SUCH a good campus culture everyone is supported and taken care of.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A Bates degree is one of the most valuable degrees you can get. You will definitely get a job holding a degree from Bates.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Amazing. All campus housing looks like it came out of New England in the 1700's. Really rustic feeling, all of the buildings are refined with a crisp white on brick overlay. Some of the newer buildings have really nice facades, and tech scanners that process your student id for you to gain access to the dorm/building.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Bates has great athletic facilities. From the olympic sized pool, to Garcelon field, everything is furnished with state-of-the-art technology. Women and mens rowing is one of the best in the United States. They're ranked 3rd nationally and were at one point the best in the United States. Impressive stuff looking at their trophies. The football team is also really good. Bates constantly has this beef with Bowdoin College on almost all things athletic and academic. I never really got into the rivalry but should you need a school to root against Bates has you with Bowdoin.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: "Its the best" seems like an understatement when replying to Bates College. This school is phenomenal. As soon as I found out about this school I applied to it as my top choice. The rich history, amazing academics, and accomplished alumni, this college has it all. And the campus. Oh boy the campus. Absolutely beautiful, from the Chapel to Hathorn Hall, this college's architecture is refined and has a classic new England feel.

5 College Junior

Academics: Academics are really good. Really challenging and rewarding.

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5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Its very safe drug wise. Nothing too prominent.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Bates is incredible. I love love love it. Top tier school. Incredible academics. Amazing athletics. The food is out of this world, nationally ranked. The debate team is one of the best in the world. Great teachers.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Its simple: Bates prepares you. You WILL get a job, you WILL get an internship. You will get what you want out of the degree.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Very safe at Bates College. Incredibly so. Its almost a distinguishing factor between Bates and Bowdoin.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is crazy good. I lived in 280 and its so nice. Its basically a hotel. Very worth the money. All other campus housing is really high caliber, I would be happy getting any dorm or off campus house. Bates also has three residential villages that are so spacious, you basically get your own houses. Great housing.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Bates College is incredible. Walking past Dana Chemistry at night gives you such a rush for some reason, you have this feeling that something amazing is going to happen. I suppose its the colligate brick and ivy that get to you. I turned down an ivy league to go to Bates. I picked it over Colby and Bowdoin, because its has such a unique and powerful history and educational philosophy. When one graduates from Bates College they have on of the most prestigious and academically prominent degrees in their hand. If you want the best, you go for Bates hands down, no questions asked. I've made a lot of choices in my life. Going to Bates was the greatest choice I made, and anyone for that matter can make. Incredible. Thats all I can say. This school has changed my in such a profound way. I have learned so much and I am basically guaranteed a job after graduating from Bates. I could not be more happy in my choice of coming to Bates College.

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5 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at Bates College are top-tier. Bates won the CBB this year, last year, and the year before that. Bates also beat Bowdoin for the past five years! These athletes are incredible, I am constantly shocked at the high caliber performance I saw during games. These people are really good, and their trophy cases prove it. All sports, regardless of level, are done at a really high level, even the club teams have significant skill levels. It was actually intimidating watching them play.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't heard much about people feeling unsafe or having being victims of sexual assaults.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm only a Freshman, but have heard good things about this.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: They have really diverse courses and professors are really helpful. It's hard to get the best classes when you're a Freshman.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Parker Hall and even though it's an old building, it's pretty clean and things function pretty neatly.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I haven't been much in Athletic buildings, but they seem to be adequate for a Division III school.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Hard to find friends at first, but you'll eventually get some. It's difficult being there if you're from the city and used to have accessibility to many things and going out all the time, everything in Lewiston is far and closes early.

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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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