Founded in 1855, Bates College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Lewiston (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Maine. Officially accredited/recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Bates College (Bates) is a very small (enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Bates College (Bates) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. This 161 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. Bates also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.