Bates College in Lewiston

Lewiston, ME

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

Bates College offers 117-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 25%. 49.4% are women, and 50.6% are men. 7% percents of international students. Bates College is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Bates College is 24944$, that is above national average. 91% of full-time Bates College students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $51,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Bates College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$24,944
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Bates College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,426
$30,001 - $48,000$14,897
$48,001 - $75,000$13,534
$75,001 - $110,000$21,523
$110,001+$39,604

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 14105

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Percent of students with financial aid

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28%

Types of financial aids

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809 of Bates College undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 46 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Bates College number 5 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Maine.

Students at Bates College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$51,600

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

10%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Bates College.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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91%
ABOVE AVERAGE

Bates College graduation rate is above the national average.

91% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Bates College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

11 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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25%

In comparison to National Average

Bates College acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 42%.

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25%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 72%, so Bates College acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 47%.

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25%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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38%

Total

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38%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

95%

Part-time retention rate

0%

The Bates College full-time retention rate is 95% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, welcoming student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Bates College is 10:1, that means that for every 10 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

10:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

130
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7%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Bates College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Bates College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 2 Andrews Road, 204 Lane Hall address in Lewiston, Maine.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Bates College with 1.19% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, forcible sex offense, and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Bates College offers 117 programs in total: 117 are for Bachelor's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 41 universities in Maine state.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Maine state average data to help you compare.

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Bates College provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 509 students with 15260 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Bates College

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Don't come to this college or the city. It's not what it used to be. Everything has gotten worse because of immigration

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Gorgeous campus would love to be able to afford the tuition costs. This might be the best school in the area, I walk through here to enjoy the duck pond sometimes. I occasionally utilize their running track. Friendly people here from what I've experienced.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I loved my experience at Bates, and I would choose to go to the same school if I were to travel back in time. I spent hours and hours at the library browsing through interesting books to read, and most importantly, I loved the people working there. Professors are excellent.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I wanted to respond to Mr. Kirby, who is clearly on the way to hacking life to the very apogee of capital. I very much agree with his obvious and vast knowledge in regards to the nature of the evolution of education and the function education should perform in the future course of our society. Ultimately, why have powerful experiences with pure, unadulterated intellectual and emotional value when you could be at a start-up making money hand over fist - or sitting in your room in nothing but your boxers staring at a screen at 2 AM working through a "class discussion" in a MOOC?Clearly, the value of an intensely intellectual community meant to encourage critical thinking skills is of value to no student and should be shunned in favor of technical skills in a justification of ROI for everyone. Additionally, if we abolished private high schools and even junior high we could both save money and get 12 year olds pitching venture capital. Think of the IPOs.I very much enjoyed my time at Bates; ultimately I needed a place to mature in my critical thinking skills, though it should be obvious from the above I have probably not matured enough...

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Bates College delivers on the best aspects of a liberal arts education: critical thinking, persuasive writing, and broad exposure to the best of what’s been thought. Classroom experience can vary by department. I double majored in economics and philosophy; econ classes were typically larger and lecture-based, while philosophy classes were typically smaller and discussion-based. Since graduation my career has been helped in meaningful ways by other alumni. Between what I learned, the friendships I made, and the school’s reputation, my Bates education prepared me well for two graduate programs and many jobs.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2 Andrews Road

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Four-one-four plan

General Phone Number: +2077866000

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: bates.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

Admissions office: Go to the page

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