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What Makes Us Special

About Bates College

Internationally recognized as a leading college of the liberal arts, Bates is dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion or national origin. Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics640-710
Critical Reading640-720
Writing640-730

* Test score submission is optional for admission to Bates College.

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 50%
Men 50%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 94.6%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2014-15  Help

For its highly individualized educational experience, Bates charges a single fee that includes tuition, room, board and fees. The 2014-15 comprehensive fee is $60,720. Costs for books, personal expenses and transportation (totaling $2,050) are added to a student’s budget for calculating financial need and awarding aid.

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

Use Our Net Price Calculator  Help

To estimate your personal net price, click here.

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tuition and fees, and financial aid, click here.

For additional information on our affordability initiatives, click here.

Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$18,929

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 10:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 93%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 254 107 29 0 390

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