Bates College

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world rank  870

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University Overview

Founded in 1855, Bates College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Lewiston (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Maine. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, Bates College (Bates) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Bates College (Bates) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 165 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this US higher education organization a most 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, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Acronym Bates
Founded 1855
Motto Amore Ac Studio
With Ardor and Devotion
Colours Garnet

University Location

Address 2 Andrews Road
04240 Maine
United States
Tel +1 (207) 786 6255
Fax +1 (207) 786 6123

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is recommended
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are recommended
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office Lindholm House, 23 Campus Avenue
Lewiston 04240-9917
(207) 786 6000

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar 4-1-4
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Bates College's Library
Bates College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 570,357 physical volumes, 37,468 physical media, 154,808 digital/electronic medium and 110 licensed digital/electronic databases. Bates College's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Bates College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,751 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

New England Commission of Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Online Courses

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