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Lewiston, Maine

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Chances of getting into Bates College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Bates College
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Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery High
Will you get in?

Find out which students are getting accepted at Bates, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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How hard is it to get into Bates and can I get accepted? The school has a 18% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Maine for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,367 out of 7,685 applicants were admitted making Bates a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Only 38% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Bates SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Bates College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for Bates College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Bates ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Bates College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for Bates College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Bates GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Bates College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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High School Class Rank

71% of Bates College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bates College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 45%
Top 25% of class 71%
Top 50% of class 94%
Bottom 50% of class 6%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House


Admission Statistics

Bates College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,293 3,392 7,685
Accepted 677 690 1,367
Acceptance Rate 16% 20% 18%
Enrolled 245 277 522
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 36% 40% 38%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jan 1, 2021
Days left to Apply

Applicants have 65 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Jan 1, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bates College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Bates College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bates College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160977 IPEDS survey data for Bates College.


What is my chance of getting into Bates College?

18% of those who apply are granted admission to Bates. Admission competition is very high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.