Archives for "Admissions"

Wednesday

April 29, 2009 9:39 am

Rejection: Some colleges do it better than others

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.

Thursday

November 15, 2007 9:10 am

Using Bates as a model, media outlets demystify the admissions process

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?”

Tuesday

November 6, 2007 10:04 am

Graduate programs in health care accept 89 percent of Bates applicants

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.

Thursday

September 27, 2007 2:24 pm

College joins national online college information initiative

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.

Friday

September 7, 2007 4:08 pm

Statement on college rankings

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.”

Thursday

September 6, 2007 11:05 am

Bates students by the numbers

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.

Wednesday

February 14, 2007 11:02 am

College offices closed due to inclement weather

Due to inclement weather, Bates College offices are closed Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Tuesday

October 10, 2006 12:00 am

Bates' ABC "World News" story now online

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.

Thursday

September 7, 2006 12:00 am

Poet Farnsworth inaugurates new convocation tradition

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.

Monday

August 28, 2006 11:27 am

Poet Robert Farnsworth to address Bates College convocation

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.