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Bates College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1855
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Other
Undergraduate student body: 1,744
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $234,268,076
Admissions Address

2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240

Website

http://www.bates.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@bates.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Most Selective
Send application by: January 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Wylie L. Mitchell
Admissions office telephone: (207) 786-6000
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 1
Decision sent by: March 31
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 20
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $60
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.bates.edu/apply.xml Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable)
Room deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies N/A N/A
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 17 23

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: January 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Most Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 32%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 32%
Total applicants: 4,305
Total acceptances: 1,363
Total freshman enrollment: 492
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 1,913
Male acceptances: 603
Male freshman enrollment: 226
 
Female applicants: 2,392
Female acceptances: 760
Female freshman enrollment: 266
Out-of-state freshmen: 90%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A  
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 50%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 630 – 700
Math: 640 – 700
Combined: 1270 – 1400

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 28.2% 29.0%
600-699 60.5% 60.9%
500-599 10.1% 8.9%
400-499 1.2% 1.2%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: N/A
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: N/A

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 N/A N/A N/A
24-29 N/A N/A N/A
18-23 N/A N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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