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Quick facts 2013-14

About Bates

1855 Founded by abolitionists

1st Bates was the first coeducational college in New England

4-year independent liberal arts and sciences college; no fraternities or sororities

109+ acres in a Lewiston residential neighborhood and 654 additional acres, including the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area, on the coastline

Bates Student Population
1,791 total student body
50% female
50% male
20.5% U.S. multicultural students
44 states represented
6.5% international students
56 countries represented

Athletics
31 number of varsity sports
13 number of club sports
35%* students who play at least one varsity sport

27 All-American honors, 2009-14
2 number of NCAA titles, 2009-14

Arts and Visual Culture
7th most popular major (Art & Visual Culture)

15 major theater department productions on average per year

* Not including transfer students.

Prospective students are advised that Bates Campus Crime Statistics are available online and are compiled in accordance with the procedures as set forth by law.

What You Learn

Majors
African American Studies*, American Cultural Studies, Anthropology*, Art and Visual Culture, Biological Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry*, Chinese*, Classical and Medieval Studies, Dance*, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, French*, Geology*, German, History*, Latin American Studies, Japanese*, Mathematics, Music*, Neuroscience, Philosophy*, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies*, Rhetoric*, Russian, Sociology, Spanish*, Theater*, and Women and Gender Studies*. Dual degree program in engineering and liberal arts and sciences

Minors
Disciplines marked * above. Also: Asian Studies, Education, German and Russian Studies, Greek, Latin, Teacher Education

Courses
Learn more about our course offerings by looking at the 2013-2014 Course Catalog.

218 number of faculty

100% of tenured or tenure-track faculty hold a doctorate or terminal degree

10:1 faculty-student ratio

97.2% seniors who did a thesis in 2011–12.

258 students who studied abroad in 2011–12.

4-4-1 two semesters are followed by a five-week spring Short Term

Where You Live

Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
Twin cities on the Androscoggin River. 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, 340 miles north of New York City

60,000 in the metropolitan area — Maine’s second-largest city

Culture and amenities
Museums and art galleries, Equity and community theaters, classical music society, concert hall, shopping downtown and nearby, two multiplex cinemas, more than 70 restaurants in diverse styles and cuisines, multiple places of worship

Outdoor recreation
Access to: Androscoggin River, Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary (357-acre wildlife preserve), 2,260-acre Lake Auburn, White Mountain National ForestAcadia National Park, Sebago Lake, Sunday River and Sugarloaf USA ski resorts, three of the nation’s top-ranked golf courses (Sugarloaf, Belgrade Lakes and Sunday River), and so much more!

Community-Based Learning
963 students engaged in
community-based learning classes

109 number of Bates’ community partners

more than 41,000 hrs of academically-based community work given by students

Retention & Graduation

91.5% of students who entered in Fall 2012 were enrolled in Fall 2013.

93% of students who entered in Fall 2007 graduated by 2013.

Where You Go Next

70% Graduates who attend graduate
school within 10 years

Graduate programs pursued by
Bates alumni:

51% Graduate arts and sciences
15% Business
12% Law
9% Medicine
9% Education

Top 10 Graduate schools alumni attend:
Boston College
Boston University
Columbia University
Harvard University
New York University
Tufts University
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Pennsylvania
Yale University