Quick facts 2012–13
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
1,753 total student body
17.5% U.S. multicultural students
44 states represented
6% international students
71 countries represented
31 number of varsity sports
13 number of club sports
35%* students who play at least one varsity sport
27 All-American honors, 2009-11
2 number of NCAA titles, 2009-11
Arts and Visual Culture
6th most popular subjects chosen
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
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*, 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
Disciplines marked * above. Also: Asian Studies, Education, German and Russian Studies, Greek, Latin, Teacher Education
218 number of faculty
100% of tenured or tenure-track faculty hold a doctorate or terminal degree
10:1 faculty-student ratio
96.8% 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
Twin cities on the Androscoggin River. 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, 340 miles north of New York City
107,500 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
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!
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
95.2% of students who entered in Fall 2011 were enrolled in Fall 2012.
88.4% of students who entered in Fall 2006 graduated by 2012.
Where You Go Next
70% Graduates who attend graduate
school within 10 years
Graduate programs pursued by
51% Graduate arts and sciences
Top 10 Graduate schools alumni attend:
New York University
University of Connecticut
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Pennsylvania