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Bates College

Lewiston, ME

Admissions Summary

Bates College is very selective with an acceptance rate of 14%. Students that get into Bates College have an SAT score between 1340–1500* or an ACT score of 31–33*. Regular applications are due January 10.

By the Numbers

These ranges reflect what most admitted students scored, but many are outside these ranges.

  • GPA Range
  • 3.75+Not available
  • 3.50–3.74Not available
  • 3.25–3.49Not available
  • 3.00–3.24Not available
  • 2.50–2.99Not available
  • 2.00–2.49Not available
  • Below 2.00Not available
  • SAT Total Range*1340–1500
  • SAT Math650–760
  • SAT Reading660–745
  • ACT Composite Range*31–33
  • Acceptance Rate14% (Very Selective)
  • Total Applicants8,273
  • Admitted1,137
  • Enrolled518

Application Requirements

  • High School GPARequired
  • High School RankRequired
  • College Prep CoursesRequired
  • SAT/ACT ScoresConsidered if submitted
  • RecommendationsRequired

Application Deadline

Dates are subject to change, so confirm important deadlines by visiting the college website.
Regular DecisionJan 10
Early ActionNot available

Early action applicants don’t have to commit if accepted. Students can apply Early Action to more than one college.

Early DecisionNov 15

Early decision applicants agree to attend the college if they are accepted. Students can only apply to one college for Early Decision.

Application Process

  • Application Fee$60
  • Fee Waiver InfoAvailable to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

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