Bates College

Lewiston, ME

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,821
Graduate Enrollment: 0
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Highest degree awarded: Bachelor's
Religious Affiliation: None

Campus Details

Small City (<100k)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 17.31%

Male/Female: 51% / 49% (2017)

First generation college students: 15.1% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled:
Percentage of students who are veterans:

Test scores for admission: Neither required or recommended
2003 Median Admit SAT: 1,355



Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 56.7% (2016)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 52.5% (2009)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 49.6% (2011)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 56.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 64.6%
Black: 5.6%
Hispanic: 7.8%
Asian: 5.7%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
2+ races: 6.9%
Non-resident alien: 8.7%
Unknown race: 0.5%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $75,680
In-State tuition: $59,062
Out-of-State tuition: $59,062

Estimated books and supplies: $900 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $16,658 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,250 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board:
Estimated off-campus other fees:

Average Family Income: $93,856 (2006)
Median Family Income: $86,734 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 9.4%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 14.3%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $14,275 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $151 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $4,735
$30k-48k $5,268
$48k-75k $9,925
$75k-110k $23,645
$110k+ $40,663

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 88%
6-year graduation rate: 92%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 96.9% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $14,275 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,495 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $14,990 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $14,980 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 82.9% (2015)
@3 year 90.2% (2017)
@5 year


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 67.5% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees:

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $39,854 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $61,532 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 18
Bachelor's Degree History. 18 $74,121 ($6,177)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 33 $9,614 $102 $27,146 ($2,262) $47,210 ($3,934)
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 10
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 10
Bachelor's Degree Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 2
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 14
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 36 $38,273 ($3,189) $58,988 ($4,916)
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 19
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 29 $12,850 $136
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 19
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 19
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 29
Bachelor's Degree Classical and Ancient Studies. 15
Bachelor's Degree Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. 3
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 14
Bachelor's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 52 $13,750 $146
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 12
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 63 $13,000 $138 $63,676 ($5,306) $90,762 ($7,564)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 74 $11,532 $122 $42,458 ($3,538) $62,940 ($5,245)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 21 $12,610 $143 $38,575 ($3,215)
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 5
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 4
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 20
Bachelor's Degree Music. 3
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 5
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 8


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $100,017
Full time faculty: 91%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 10.0

School's endowment start of year: $341,587,046 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $466,016,288 (2022)