Archives for "Admissions"


August 25, 2004 9:28 am

Bates gets high marks in college guides

In the U.S. News & World Report 2005 edition of America’s Best Colleges, Bates is ranked 22nd among 217 national liberal arts colleges. The magazine says its rankings are based on a mix of peer assessment, rates of student retention and graduation, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. Since 1987, with the exception of 1991, Bates’ rank has ranged from 18th to 23rd.


August 24, 2004 3:44 pm

'Soul of a Citizen' author to address Convocation

Paul Rogat Loeb, author of a highly praised book exploring community involvement, opens the 150th academic year at Bates College with the Convocation address “The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Hope in a Time of Fear” at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, on the main quadrangle. The rain site will be the Alumni Gymnasium.


August 6, 2004 3:27 pm

Class of 2008 at a glance

Bates received 3.5 applications for every first-year student admitted to the Class of 2008, with 467 new first-year students expected when the fall semester starts Sept. 8.


April 21, 2004 9:26 am

Bates to welcome accepted students

This year’s Accepted Student Reception takes place around the campus from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, April 26.


April 14, 2004 11:47 am

$100,000 Hearst grant strengthens scholarship support for Maine students

The William Randolph Hearst Foundations have awarded Bates College a second grant of $100,000 to support scholarships that help make it possible for Maine students to attend Bates.


October 2, 2003 11:15 am

Wall Street Journal cites Bates for 'elite' grad-school preparation

Bates is included in a new Wall Street Journal ranking of 50 colleges and universities that “send the most students to elite grad schools.”


November 11, 2002 4:00 pm

What the national publications are saying about Bates

National college guides and magazines continue to rank Bates College among the best liberal arts colleges in the nation.


October 31, 2002 4:09 pm

Maine Day brings in-state students to Bates

A high spot is an often lively, 45-minute question-and-answer session with current Bates students. “The audience is encouraged to find out what life is like here on campus and what the academic atmosphere is,” says Harrison


August 30, 2002 4:16 pm

Class of 2006 at a glance

There were 3.6 applications for every first-year student admitted to the Class of 2006, with 419 new first-year students expected when fall semester starts Sept. 4. Bates received more than 4,000 applications for the third year in a row. In all, 1,742 active degree-seeking students will be enrolled on campus or in Bates-sponsored off-campus programs in fall 2002.


August 21, 2002 4:25 pm

$50,000 Tanaka Foundation grant bolsters Bates' scholarships, Asian studies

Bates College has added some new resources to its international scholarships and Asian studies programs, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Tanaka Memorial Foundation of Japan.