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Bates College Overview

Bates College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Lewiston, Maine. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Bates College Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$56,146 Avg Cost After Aid
17% Acceptance Rate
  • Students who want to work more closely with their professors have an easier time at Bates since the student to facuty ratio is 10 to 1.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Bates.
  • For the <nil> academic year, 91% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Bates makes roughly $65,860 a year. This is 61% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • The average Bates student graduates in 4.0 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

Where Is Bates College?


Contact details for Bates are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, ME 04240
Phone: 207-786-6000

How Do I Get Into Bates?

You can apply to Bates online at:

Admission Requirements for Bates

Submission Required?
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Bates?

17% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
If you plan to apply to Bates, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 17%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 17%, and the acceptance rate for women is 18%.

Can I Afford Bates College?

$56,146 Net Price
14% Take Out Loans
The overall average net price of Bates is $56,146. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Bates, approximately 14% of students took out student loans averaging $9,173 a year. That adds up to $36,692 over four years for those students.

Bates College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,821 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,821 full-time undergraduates at Bates, 49% are male and 51% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Bates College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 103
Black or African American 101
Hispanic or Latino 142
White 1,176
International Students 159
Other Races/Ethnicities 140

Geographic Diversity

Maine students aren't the only ones who study at Bates College. At this time, 38 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 59 countries are represented at Bates. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Vietnam.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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