was awarded to students for summer internships, research, and civic engagement grants in 2017
$898,000 was awarded to students for summer internships, research, and civic engagement grants in 2017
- 116 students funded through the dean of the faculty’s office through Bates operating, endowments, and institutional grants, and though faculty external grants.
- Through Bates funding, 242 students explored their interests through internships, research grants, and community engagement projects.
- In the summer 2017, 15 community engagement fellowships were awarded to students totalling $53,698.
of financial need met — for all four years
100% of financial need met – for all four years
- 2016-17 total grant budget: $33.5 million
- Portion of the Class of 2020 receiving Bates grant aid: 42%
- Average need-based grant: 43,633
- Average federal student loan debt for Bates students who graduated in 2016: $13,170 – less than half the national average
of Bates grads are settled in a job, graduate school, fellowship, or internship within six months of graduation
99.5% of Bates grads are settled in a job, graduate school, fellowship, or internship within six months of graduation.
- Top industries for graduates: education, healthcare, finance/banking, and technology
- 84% of 2016 graduates working with the Medical Studies
Committee were accepted to med school
- 86% of 2015 seniors who applied were accepted to law school
Statistics based on respondents to the annual post-graduation survey.
36 Majors & 25 Minors
Bold = available as a major and a minor
African American Studies
American Cultural Studies
Art & Visual Culture
Asian Studies (minor only)
Classical & Medieval Studies
East Asian Studies
Educational Studies (minor only)
French & Francophone Studies
Greek (minor only)
Latin (minor only)
Latin American Studies
Russian (minor only)
Teacher Education (minor only)
Gender and Sexuality Studies
* In the Engineering major, students participate on the 3-2 Dual Degree program, completing three years at Bates and two years at one of our partner Engineering institutions, including Case Western, Columbia, Dartmouth, RPI, or Washington University.
Class of 2021 Admission Stats
Class of 2021 Enrollment Data
- 48% Female
- 52% Male
- 52% Public high school
- 48% Independent/private high school
- 21.9% Acceptance rate
- 510 Class size
- 22% Middle Atlantic
- 6% Midwest
- 44% New England
- 5% Southeast
- 14% Southwest and West
- 9% Outside of the U.S.
U.S. students of color 24%
First generation to college 13%
Students in the top 10% of their graduating class (who submitted class rank) 57%
% of class receiving Bates grant aid 42%
% of class receiving Pell Grants 11%
Testing optional since 1984
For those who submitted testing, the middle 50% had score ranges of:
SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing 690-730
SAT Math 690-730
ACT Composite 30-32
Fulbright recipients in the last five years
Bates has been named a Fulbright Top Producer for five consecutive years.
How do we do it?
- Meaningful cultural exchange among a wide range of immigrant communities in Lewiston/Auburn
- Supportive mentoring relationships with faculty
- Support, grants, and fellowships for community-based learning through Bates’ Harward
- Center for Community Partnerships
- Robust study abroad programming and 100% participation in Senior Thesis or capstone projects
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