Bates College

315 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
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.16 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 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 13 responses
Report
  • FRIENDLY
    62%
  • Batesie
    23%
  • Athletic, healthy
    8%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.19 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.25 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Academics first
    67%
  • Educating the whole person
    17%
  • Life-changing
    17%

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%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.14 responses

Reviews

315 reviews
  • Excellent
    92
  • Very Good
    121
  • Average
    82
  • Poor
    13
  • Terrible
    7
My has great sports programs and has a gym class requirement that allows students to stay involved with physical activity. They also have a lab requirement for sciences even if you are not part of the science majors. The only thing unfair about this is that the english majors complain that they do not have a requirement for theirs, so it is unfair to force them to take sciences when others are not forced to take english courses. Bates doesn't have frats or sororities which provides a less cliquey atmosphere and makes allows everyone to participate in events that happen around campus. We just had the puddle jump and have a dance or concert once a month, which is planned by the students on the planning committee. Bates College is an amazing place to be!
  • College Freshman
  • Jan 26 2013
Pretty Good for a Small City – Lewiston really has a lot to offer in terms of dining, you just might have to look a little harder than if you were in NYC or Boston. There are upscale excellent restaurants with the price tag to match like Fuel which is one of my favorites. Then there are student favorites with a mid range of proces like Davinci's, a little Italian place. And then there are the bars like the student favorite The Blue Goose. And of course there are more eclectic and fun options like Guthrie's which is a bar style place that serves everything from burritos to hamburgers. For some reason there is also really really good thai food in lewiston and my favorite place for thai is Pepper and Spice which also delivers to campus!
  • College Sophomore
  • July 13 2012
Bates is overall a great place to attend college. It has many of the quintessential aspects of a liberal arts school-a politically and socially engaged student body, excellent faculty who are willing to help out with anything you need, and small classes. Lewiston is given a worse rap than it should have, given the number of awesome volunteer opportunities available and restaurants nearby. On campus, the food at Bates is awesome, and definitely better than Bowdoin's despite their better rankings.
My main complaint is about social life. While Bates does a great job of getting students involved on campus during the week, the school doesn't have enough events for the student body to attend on the weekends. There are a few awesome dances, and a great formal, but I feel that there could be more. Additionally, security is abound and shuts down student parties pretty immediately.
  • Sophomore
  • 22 days ago