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What Makes Us Special

About Bates College

A global and highly respected liberal arts college of approximately 2,000 students, Bates is distinctive for uncommonly high collegiality between faculty and students, resulting in lifelong professional relationships and friendships. This begins with first-year seminars and ends with individualized senior thesis. Opportunities abound for college-funded summer research, community-engagement learning, internships, co-publication and conference presentations. Since its 1855 founding by abolitionists, Bates has always included men and women from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class*

Mathematics630-720
Critical Reading630-720
Writing640-710

* 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: 92%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2013-14  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

2012-13 Average Net Tuition for
Aided Undergraduates *  Help

* Net tuition for each individual student may be lower or higher
depending on family income and student eligibility
and availability of grant aid.

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$22,534

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 10:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 92%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 272 96 32 0 400

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