Bates College

307 reviews
  1. Lewiston, ME
  2. 4 Year
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C
Bates College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240
Website

Bates College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
25%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$22,062/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,426/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,897/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,534/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,523/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,604/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.10 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.12 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.12 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,773Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
39%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • FRIENDLY
    43%
  • Batesie
    29%
  • Athletic, healthy
    14%
  • Outgoing
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.20 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Academics first
    100%
  • Educating the whole person
    0%
  • Life-changing
    0%

After Bates College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Reviews

307 reviews
  • Excellent
    89
  • Very Good
    116
  • Average
    82
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    7
I'm having a lot of fun here. The people are great and everyone is really friendly. I am able to do all my work and have a GREAT time on weekends.
  • College Freshman
  • 12 days ago
This is a great place, seriously great. Freshman year had early obstacles, mostly dealing with the workload but I adjusted well. This school is a friendly and supportive place with great teachers and great, friendly and socially-engaged students. The facilities, housing and food are also great. It was a standout for me compared to peer schools in the Northeast.
  • College Sophomore
  • 13 days ago
I really like how engaged everyone (from the students to the professors) are in their classes. Everyone wants to make intellectual contributions to classes so the lectures are often interesting and thought provoking
  • College Sophomore
  • 1 month ago