Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Bates College (Lewiston, ME)

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Bates College is ranked 27 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 49 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 54%
Applicants who took ACT 27%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+31%
600-69944%
600+75%

SAT Math Score

700+29%
600-69948%
600+77%

ACT Score

30-3658%
24-2941%
24+99%

Students applied5,651
Students admitted1,231
Admission rate22%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate83%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$50,310
Fees$0
Room and board$14,190
Estimated book expense$2,050
Total cost$66,550

Cost after need-based aid$26,617
Cost after non-need-based aid$66,550

Average debt at graduation$19,917

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$51,600

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$39,933
Average non-need-based aid$0

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,792

Full-Time

Men884
Women908

Part-Time

Men0
Women0

Freshmen retained95%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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