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Bates College Profile - Costs and Admissions Data


Bates College

Bates College

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Bates College Description:

Bates College typically ranks among the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the country. The college has an impressive 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and 2/3 of students participate in study abroad. An equal number eventually go on to graduate school. Students can expect a lot of interaction between students and faculty for the college places emphasis on seminar classes, research, service-learning, and senior thesis work. The college was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences. Located in Lewiston, Maine, Bates was founded in 1855 by Maine abolitionists.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,753 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47% Male / 53% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,650
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,300
  • Other Expenses: $1,250
  • Total Cost: $61,000

Bates College Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 48%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 45%
    • Loans: 21%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $37,578
    • Loans: $6,515

Scholarships for Bates (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Anthropology, Biology, Economics, English, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 95%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 8%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 85%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 88%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Bates and the Common Application

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Bates College Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.bates.edu/mission-statement.xml

"Bates is a college of the liberal arts and sciences, nationally recognized for the qualities of the educational experience it provides. It is a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor, and to assuring in all of its efforts the dignity of each individual, and access to its programs and opportunities by qualified learners. Bates prizes both the inherent values of a demanding education and the profound usefulness of learning, teaching, and understanding. Moreover, throughout the history of the College, Bates' graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.

As a college of the liberal arts and sciences, Bates offers a curriculum and faculty that challenge students to attain intellectual achievements and to develop powers of critical assessment, analysis, expression, aesthetic sensibility, and independent thought. In addition, Bates recognizes that learning is not exclusively restricted to cognitive categories, and that the full range of human experience needs to be encouraged and cultivated. The College expects students to appreciate the discoveries and insights of established traditions of learners, as well as to participate in the resolution of what is unknown.

Bates is committed to an open and supportive residential environment. The College's programs are designed to encourage student development and to foster student leadership, service, and creativity. The College sponsors cultural, volunteer, athletic, social, and religious opportunities which are open to all students, and values participation in these activities. Bates also recognizes that it has responsibilities to the larger community. Where possible when consistent with its primary responsibilities to its students, faculty, and alumni, the College makes available its educational and cultural resources, its expertise, and its collective energies to professional as well as to regional communities outside the institution."

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