Bates College

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Bates College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Lewiston, ME, a predominately urban area. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled at Bates College.

The acceptance rate for this school is lower than most schools and competition is high, given that only 20% of students who applied are admitted to the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Bates College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Bates College was reported as 24.2% in Fall 2013 with over 5,240 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Bates College has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 26.9%
  • 2010-2011: 31.8%
  • 2011-2012: 26.9%
  • 2012-2013: 26.6%
  • 2013-2014: 24.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 26.4%

How Does Bates College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Bates College is more than 100% lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Bowdoin College15.0%
Saint Joseph's College of Maine77.8%
Maine College of Art96.3%
University of Maine at Farmington83.7%
Thomas College72.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

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