Quick Facts 2013-14
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 Forest, Acadia 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: