Two Andrews Road Lewiston, ME 04240 207-786-6000
http://www.bates.edu admissions@bates.edu
About Bates College
  • Year of Foundation 1855
  • Size of Campus 109 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor's
  • Calendar Type Other
  • Undergraduate Population 1,730
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 52%,48%, 89%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $53,300
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 1,660
Bates College, widely regarded as one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the nation, is a welcoming community whose members care deeply about the rigorous, challenging, and rewarding life of ideas and principles, and value their exchange and examination.This is a college of promise… Over four years, it works its magic on us, and we graduate into the world far wiser, far better than we were when we arrived… We are entrusted with a promise… that we were meant to stand for something and to make a difference in the world…”Bates helps students discover their strengths, investigate unquestioned assumptions and make a meaningful impact during their years on campus and throughout alumni life.Since 1855, Bates College has been dedicated to the emancipating potential of the liberal arts. Bates educates the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. With ardor and devotion-Amore ac Studio-we engage the transformative power of our differences, cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action. Preparing leaders sustained by a love of learning and a commitment to responsible stewardship of the wider world, Bates is a college for coming times.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Africana Club, Amandla!, Sangai Asia, International Club, Women Of Color, American Indian Awareness Club, Latinos Unidos.
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus All-College Gala, Halloween Dance, Winter Carnival, Puddle Jump, Trivia Night, Mt. David Summit
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta kappa, Sigma Xi
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Science Organization, Bates Baha'i Association, Bates Christian Fellowship, Bates Hindu Awareness Group, Hillel, Unitarian Universalist Association, Mushahada Association, Catholic Student Community, Within Reach
Transportation
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Potland, ME (30), Manchester, NH (120)
  • Distance to nearest train Portland, ME (150)
  • Distance to nearest bus Lewiston, Maine (5)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 57%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 93%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 18%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (72%), women's dorms (1%), men's dorms (1%), other housing options (26%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 25%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 38
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available N/A
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 64
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 591,630
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 9
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 34,267
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Microforms 300,775
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Olin Arts Center, Bates College Museum of Art, Lavinia Miriam Schaeffer Theater, Stephens Observatory 0.32 meter reflecting telescope, Spitz A-3 planetarium
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 3,500
  • Number Of Subscriptions 25,703
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 60
  • OS of Wifi Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 275
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library Facilities On line request and delivery of interlibrary loan articles. Patron generated library loan request for books and journal articles. Audio-visual area with more than 50 listening/viewing stations.
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 50%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,000
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
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