was awarded to students for summer internships, research, and civic engagement grants in 2018
$927,350 was awarded to 236 students for summer internships, research, and civic engagement grants in 2018
- 116 students were awarded $495, 941 to engage in research through the Dean of the Faculty’s Office through Bates operating, endowments, institutional grants, and faculty external grants.
- 103 students were awarded $375,150 to explore interests, deepen skills, and build networks through the the Purposeful Work Internship Program.
- 17 community engagement fellowships were awarded to students totalling $56,259.
of financial need met — for all four years
100% of financial need met – for all four years
- Class of 2023 total grant aid: $9.6 million
- Portion of the Class of 2023 receiving Bates grant aid: 41%
- Class of 2023 average need-based grant: $47,051
- Average federal student loan debt for Bates students who graduated in 2019: $13,552– less than half the national average
of Bates grads are settled in a job, graduate school, fellowship, or internship within six months of graduation
98% 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 students and alumni working with the Medical Studies
Committee in 2018 were accepted to medical school
- 100% of 2018 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
Digital & Computational Studies (forthcoming)
East Asian Studies
Educational Studies (minor only)
French & Francophone Studies
Gender & Sexuality Studies
Greek (minor only)
Latin (minor only)
Latin American Studies
Russian (minor only)
Teacher Education (minor only)
* 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 2023 Admission Stats
Class of 2023 Enrollment Data
- 54% Female
- 46% Male
- 50% Public high school
- 50% Independent/private high school
- 12.1% Admission rate
- 501 Class size
- 25% Middle Atlantic
- 5% Midwest
- 39% New England
- 5% Southeast
- 16% Southwest and West
- 10% Outside the U.S.
U.S. students of color: 28%
First generation to college: 12%
Non-U.S. citizens: 8%
Students in the top 10% of their graduating class (who submitted class rank): 68%
% of class receiving Bates grant aid: 41%
% of class receiving Pell Grants: 10%
Test optional since 1984
For those who submitted testing, the middle 50% had score ranges of:
SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing: 660-740
SAT Math: 680-770
ACT Composite: 31-33
Fulbright recipients in the last five years
Bates has been named a Fulbright Top Producer for eight 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