The Best & Worst

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Best & Worst

Best Of

  1. 1
    Strong academic programs
  2. 2
    Lick-It and Gala
  3. 3
    The Strange Bedfellows improv comedy group
  4. 4
    Dollar chai nights at the Ronj
  5. 5
    The Bates computer network
  6. 6
    Hanging out on the quad in nice weather
  7. 7
    Snowball fights and sledding
  8. 8
    The close relationships with professors
  9. 9
    The Blue Goose
  10. 10
    Late-night breakfasts

Facts & Statistics

Happy Students
95% of students return after their first year.
Commitment to Teaching
There are 10 students for every member of faculty on campus.
Proven Success
88% of students will complete their education and graduate with a degree.
Big Dorms
64% of students surveyed felt that dorms were more spacious than average.
Accepting Campus Community
58% of students surveyed said that the campus community as a whole is very accepting of members of minority groups.
Safe Campus
77% of students surveyed said that they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.
Campus Pride
71% of students surveyed said that they love everything about the school and have a lot of campus pride.
Genders Equally Represented
A male-to-female ratio of 47/53 means there's a pretty even balance of students on campus.
Learn from the Best
90% of faculty have earned the highest degree in their field.
Personal Attention
You can expect personal attention with 67% of classes having less than 20 students.
Help to Succeed
The school has academic and career counseling available to help you when you need it.
Get AP Credit
If you took AP classes in high school, you might be able to get college credit for them.
Work Part-Time During School
Employment services are available for students.
Help Getting Hired
Placement services are available to graduates.
Students Stick Around
Only 8% of students transfer out.

Worst Of

  1. 1
    Finding a parking spot
  2. 2
    Six months of winter
  3. 3
  4. 4
    People playing beer pong outside your room at 4 a.m.
  5. 5
    No cable in dorm rooms
  6. 6
    Ultra-strict general education requirements
  7. 7
    The persistent smell of pot
  8. 8
    Overly politically correct staff and students
  9. 9
    Only one dining hall
  10. 10
    The Bates bubble

Facts & Statistics

Tuition is a steep $44,300, one of the most expensive rates in the country.
Students Can't Wait to Get Out of Town
70% of students surveyed said that there's no way they would live here after graduation.
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