Bates College

Bates College was established in 1855 through a donation from the estate of Benjamin Bates to teach the classics, theology and moral philosophy. However, shortly after it was founded, its curriculum was expanded to encompass liberal arts education as well. Today this private liberal arts college offers a comprehensive liberal arts education to a student body of over 1,700. The college has a full-time academic staff of roughly 200.

Bates offers over 36 majors and 25 minors in various subject areas including humanities, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and various interdisciplinary fields. Bates is sometimes referred to as a "Little Ivy" – a college that provides an educational experience comparable to that offered at more prestigious Private Ivies such as Dartmouth and Harvard. Bates has an attractive student-to-faculty ratio of roughly 10 to 1 and most classes have no more than 15 students.

Bates offers 3 dual-degree programs in engineering through academic partnerships with the Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Washington School of Engineering and the Thayer School of Engineering at Darmouth. These 3+2 programs require students to complete three years of undergraduate study at Bates and two years of study at any one of the aforementioned engineering schools. Upon graduation, students will be awarded a bachelor's degree from Bates as well as a degree in engineering from the school of engineering they attended.

General Information

Phone Number: (207) 786-6000
Address: 2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, Maine 4240
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Small ( 1,700+ undergrad )
Award Levels: Batchelor's
In-State Tuition N/A
Out-of-State Tuition N/A
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ration: 10 to 1
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Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees BS/BA
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology Biological Sciences
General Engineering
English Language and Literature Letters
English Language and Literature
Rhetoric and Composition
Ethnic, Cultural and Group Studies
African-american Black Studies
American (u.s.) Studies
East Asian Studies
Women's Studies
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences Liberal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies
Multi- Interdisciplinary Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion Religious Studies
Physical Sciences
Geology Earth Science
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government

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