Archives for "Admissions"


June 7, 2005 12:32 pm

Why Bates?

On Valentine’s Day, as the Bates Admissions staff is halfway through reading, re-reading, and re-re-reading every one of a record 4,506 applications for the Class of 2009, the topic of conversation in Lindholm House is the courtship between applicant and college. For starters, the College expects a certain love light in the eyes of each student who applies. “We want people who want to be here, who have a passion for Bates,” says Jared Cash ’04, assistant dean of admissions.


May 17, 2005 12:50 pm

Papaioanou event honors 'relationships that give so much to the world'

Andrew Carnegie probably never considered making a gift in honor of fellow philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. But on Monday afternoon, one champion of Bates philanthropy honored another as the College inaugurated the Helen A. Papaioanou, M.D. ’49 Chair in the Biological Sciences, established as part of a multimillion gift several years ago by Ralph T. Perry ’51 and his wife, Mary Louise Seldenfleur.


April 18, 2005 10:45 am

Bates ranked No. 1 'Best Value' by Princeton Review

Bates College is the nation’s “best value” college, The Princeton Review announced April 18. The New York-based education services company features the school in its “Top 10 Best Value Colleges” ranking list in the 2006 edition of its book, “America’s Best Value Colleges,” which goes on sale April 19, 2005.


December 10, 2004 3:04 pm

Bates to raise scholarship funds for local students

Bates College announced today a campaign to raise scholarship funds for local students who attend the liberal arts institution. Longtime Auburn resident and Bates parent Barbara Trafton will lead the fund-raising effort for a new endowment that will be dedicated to the financial support of students from Lewiston, Auburn and surrounding communities in Androscoggin County.


October 27, 2004 1:03 pm

Maine Day draws high school students

On Thursday, Nov. 11, high school students from all over Maine will visit Bates College for Maine Day.


October 11, 2004 12:40 pm

Bates announces $120 million campaign, largest in its history

Bates College announced the public phase of the most ambitious fund-raising effort in its history Oct. 9 – a $120 million campaign focused on endowment for greater student financial aid, academic programs and facilities improvements.


October 10, 2004 11:09 am

PowerPoint Analysis: SAT Submitters and Non-Submitters

PowerPoint presentation on 20-year Optional SAT study to the National Association for College Admissions Counseling national conference in Milwaukee Oct. 1 by William C. Hiss, Bates College vice president for external affairs. Use of this information is embargoed to Oct.1.


October 1, 2004 11:33 am

20 Years of Optional SATs

A paper presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling.


September 7, 2004 11:50 am

Matriculation Dinner Remarks – Martin Andrucki

Matriculation Dinner Remarks 2004.


August 25, 2004 9:31 am

AESOP provides fabulous adventure for new students

Organized and run by students, the Annual Entering Student Outdoor Program — commonly known by its acronym, AESOP — puts Bates first-years, guided by older peers, onto hiking trails and into kayaks.