Bates has been a national leader in the test-optional movement for nearly three decades. In October 1984, the Bates faculty voted to make standardized testing optional for admission. For the Class of 2016, 51% of applicants submitted some form of standardized testing. The following are average scores for students who submitted tests:
SAT Critical Reading: 677
SAT Math: 675
SAT Writing: 685
ACT Composite: 29
Learn more about our test-optional policy.