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Bates College
Bates College 2 Andrews Road Lewiston, ME 04240 Phone: (207) 786-6000
  • General Information
    About Bates College

    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.

    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • Academic/career counseling service
    • Employment services for students
    • Placement services for completers
    Credit Accepted
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 4,767
    Percent Admitted 27%
    Men Admitted 27%
    Women Admitted 27%
    Full Time Retention Rate 94%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 1,904
    Native American 6.0
    Asian 113.0
    African American 69.0
    Hispanic 62.0
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,725
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 0

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