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Bates College Student Life

Bates College is on a 133-acre campus in a small town setting in Lewiston, Maine. Bates College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.

Bates College does not have fraternities or sororities.

Bates College has a thriving Outing Club (outdoor recreation). In fact, more students participate in Outing Club (outdoor recreation) than any other on-campus activity.

Other popular student organizations at Bates College include International Club, Chase Hall Committee (student activities planning), Representative Assembly and WRBC (student radio station).

Bates College students' favorite campus events are All College Gala, Winter Carnival and Mount David Summit.

Bates College Housing

Bates College offers housing. Students are required to live on campus through senior year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing. and 7.6% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Bates College. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.

Bates College offers coed housing and .

Bates College Athletics

At Bates College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.

Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the unversity, funding, and compention level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.

Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.

Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.

Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Bates College:

Sport Mens Intramural Womens Intramural Mens Division Womens Division Mens Scholarships Womens Scholarships
Crew NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Golf NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Lacrosse NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Skiing (Downhill) NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Swimming And Diving NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Track And Field NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Cross Country Running NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Skiing (Cross Country) NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Equestrian Sports Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Fencing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Rugby Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Sailing Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Ultimate Frisbee Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Water Polo Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Basketball NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Soccer NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Squash NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Tennis NCAA Division 3 NCAA Division 3
Ice Hockey Intercollegiate Club Teams Intercollegiate Club Teams
Volleyball Intercollegiate Club Teams NCAA Division 3

Is Bates College Safe?

College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.

Bates College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Bates College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.

Bates College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.

Additionally, Bates College has emergency contact/notification system.

Plan a Visit to Bates College

Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit to Bates College, take Interstate 95 to Lewiston, ME. If you need to fly, book your flight to Portland International airport.

While you're planning, check out other schools in Maine you may want to visit too. Click the heart at the top of each school's page to save it to your college list.

Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Bates College's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour

Bates College Students

51%

Women

49%

Men

100%

Full Time

Unknown

Part Time

9%

In State

91%

Out-of-State

Ethnicity

67%

8%

7%

6%

6%

5%

0.43%

0.16%

0.05%

Undergraduate Students

1,876

Non-Resident / International Students

149

Bates College Campus Services

Student Services
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Counseling
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Health Clinic
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Women's Center
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 Veterans Affairs
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Career Planning
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Alumni Networking
  • 31515C82-8D2D-421D-B67C-E215D0E49BE9 ESL
Campus Security
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 Late-Night Transport / Escort
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Emergency Phone / Alarm
  • 1E1A89E0-A58D-422D-B45D-7554EC36A535 24-Hour Security Patrol

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,876

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

14%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$57,353

Out-of-State

$57,353

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jan 1
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