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Bates College

School Profile

  • Private Four-year Liberal Arts College in Lewiston, ME
  • Acceptance Rate: 29%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,776
First-year Undergraduate Students: 521
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,776

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African-American Studies
  • Bachelor of American Studies
  • Bachelor of Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chinese
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of East Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Japanese
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Speech/Rhetorical Studies
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees:
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees:

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test: Recommended
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants


Member: NCAA
Team name: Bobcats


  • Ranked #21 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #17 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #38 Best Value Schools

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Admissions Address

23 Campus Avenue, Lindholm House
Lewiston, ME 04240-9917
(207) 786-6000
Fax: (207) 786-6025
[email protected]
Contact: Wylie Mitchell
Dean of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 32%
Early decision acceptance rate 48%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 30%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments

Applicants 4,517
Female applicants 2,562
Male applicants 1,955
Applicants accepted 1,437
Female applicants accepted 787
Male applicants accepted 650
Freshman enrollment 495
Female freshman enrollment 267
Male freshman enrollment 228
Early decision applicants 486
Early decision applicants accepted 235
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List

School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 899
Students accepting place on wait list 265
Students accepted from wait list 105

Fall 2010 High School Rank

Freshman students submitting high school class standing 31%

Fall 2010 High School GPA

Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores

Freshman students submitting SAT scores 49%
SAT Critical Reading average score 664
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 620-710
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 661
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 620-700
SAT Writing average score 672
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 638-713
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores

Freshman students submitting ACT scores 19%
Average ACT Composite score 30
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 29-32
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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