Stories about "college rankings"
Statement on college rankings

Friday, September 7, 2007 4:08 pm

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."

Bates continues to receive high marks in major college guides

Sunday, August 28, 2005 10:24 am

In the U.S. News & World Report 2006 edition of America's Best Colleges, Bates ranks 21st nationally among 215 liberal arts colleges. The magazine says its rankings are based on a mix of peer assessment, rates of student retention and graduation, faculty resources, admissions selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

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

Thursday, October 2, 2003 11:15 am

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

What the national publications are saying about Bates

Monday, November 11, 2002 4:00 pm

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