Archives for "Admissions"
April 29, 2009 9:39 am
Wall Street Journal columnist Sue Shellenbarger samples college rejection letters and declares that Bates beats out Stanford for the “toughest” such missive. The Bates letter, she writes, “delivers a more direct, and perhaps more honest, message: ‘The deans were obliged to select from among candidates who clearly could do sound work at Bates.’” Dean of Admissions Wylie Mitchell tells Shellenbarger that brevity is the best way to show respect for rejected applicants.
November 15, 2007 9:10 am
A reporter’s unrestricted access to all stages of the Bates admissions process results in a major feature in Down East magazine called “Who Gets In?”
November 6, 2007 10:04 am
Eighty-nine percent of Bates College students who worked with the college’s Medical Studies Committee in applying to health care-related graduate programs for fall 2007 matriculation were accepted.
September 27, 2007 2:24 pm
Bates College announced today that it is participating with more than 600 independent U.S. colleges and universities in offering detailed information to explore schools online at www.ucan-network.org.
September 7, 2007 4:08 pm
Nineteen colleges and universities, including Bates, commit not to mention U.S. News or similar rankings in new publications, “since such lists mislead the public into thinking that the complexities of American higher education can be reduced to one number.”
September 6, 2007 11:05 am
Although the final numbers are subject to change, some 1,660 students are expected on campus this fall and 193 will be attending Bates-sponsored programs off campus. New to Bates are 445 first-year students and 15 transfer students, drawn from a record 4,650 applications.
February 14, 2007 11:02 am
Due to inclement weather, Bates College offices are closed Wednesday, Feb. 14.
October 10, 2006 12:00 am
Bates College and its optional-SAT admissions policy were featured on ABC “World News” on Sunday, October 8, and the video is now available on the Bates Web site.
September 7, 2006 12:00 am
Convocation is about the new, and novelty abounded at the 2006 Bates College convocation. Of course, the ceremony always opens a new academic year — this is the 152nd — and welcomes new students, some 500 of them this time around. Yet this year’s convocation, held Sept. 6, also included the public debut of the College’s new chaplain, Rev. William Blaine-Wallace, and marked the start of an important tradition. Where Bates for years has invited outside speakers to give the convocation address, that honor this time went to a faculty member, the poet and English professor Rob Farnsworth.
August 28, 2006 11:27 am
Bates College begins its 152nd academic year with a convocation address by Robert Farnsworth, a member of the English faculty and a nationally known poet, at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, on the college’s Historic Quadrangle.