Bates College


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Bates College

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


On line request and delivery of interlibrary loan articles. Patron generated library loan request for books and journal articles. Audio-visual area with more than 50 listening/viewing stations.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 591,630 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 25,703 current serial subscriptions.
  • 300,775 microforms.
  • 34,267 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Edmund S. Muskie Archives, Olin Arts Center, Bates College Museum of Art, Lavinia Miriam Schaeffer Theater, Stephens Observatory 0.32 meter reflecting telescope, Spitz A-3 planetarium



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Campus Resources

  • 414 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 275 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 60 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 9 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 64 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 3,500 students can be on the network at once.



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


math, writing


minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 93% of students live in school housing.

Types of housing available

  • 25% of housing units are Singles.
  • 57% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 18% of housing units are Triples.
  • In total, there are 38 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • 95% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: All-College Gala, Halloween Dance, Winter Carnival, Puddle Jump, Trivia Night, Mt. David Summit
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 91 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta kappa, Sigma Xi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Science Organization, Bates Baha’i Association, Bates Christian Fellowship, Bates Hindu Awareness Group, Hillel, Unitarian Universalist Association, Mushahada Association, Catholic Student Community, Within Reach
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Africana Club, Amandla!, Sangai Asia, International Club, Women Of Color, American Indian Awareness Club, Latinos Unidos.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Chase Hall Committee, Northfield, Chess Club, Historical Society, Amnesty International, OUTFront, Anime Appreciation Society, Civil Liberties Union, Paintball Club, Badminton Club, College Republicans, People Eating Plants, Crosstones, Pep Band, Deansmen, Photography Club, Bates Ballroom Society, Economics Society, Physics Society, Bates Book Club, Environmental Coalition, Bates Buddies, Equestrian Team, Robinson Players, Fencing Club, Rugby Club (F), Bates College Health Sciences, Filmboard, Rugby Club (M), Bates College Television Network, Fishing Club, Sailing Club, Bates Cycling Team, SEED, Bates Democrats, Freewill Folk Society, Bates Discordians, Friends of Fair Labor, Students Against Sexual Assault, Bates Eating Awareness Association, Garnet, Bates Emergency Medical Services, Geology Club, Society of Women in Math and Science, Bates Information Technology Club, Strange Bedfellows, Bates Investors Club, Hockey Club (F), Students In Admissions Coordinators, Hockey Club (M), Table Tennis, Bates Modern Dance Company, The Bates Student, Bates Outing Club, Italian Club, Bates Psychology Club, Jazz Band, Volleyball Club, Bates Shooting Association, John Galt Press, Waterpolo Club (Men’s), Bates Ultimate Frisbee Club, Manic Optimists, Waterpolo Club (Women’s), Bates Water Skiing, Merimanders, Biology Council, Mirror, Women? s Resource Center, Brooks Quimby Debate Council, WRBC, New World Coalition, Model U. N. , Rad Tad Swimming, SCUBA Society, Video Game Club, Bowling Club, Bates College Student Government, Cricket Club, Feminist Action Coalition, Competitive Ski Club, Francophone Club, Juggling Club, Libertarians, Mock Trial
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Bates Student (weekly)


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Potland, ME (30), Manchester, NH (120)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Portland, ME (150)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Lewiston, Maine (5)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 40% of students have a car on campus


  • School employment is available.
  • 50% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses

    Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors

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