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BATES CLASS OF 2020 * 2020 Class Stats


Class size 499

Public high school 52%

Acceptance rate 22.6%

Independent high school 48%

Yield rate 40.7% Financial Aid 2016–17 total grant budget Over $33 million

22.6 % 42


Admittance rate

Portion of the Class of 2020 receiving Bates grant aid

Portion of the Class of 2020 receiving Bates grants 42% Portion of the Class of 2020 receiving federal Pell Grants 11% Class of 2020 average grant $43,467 Geographic Middle Atlantic 24% Midwest 5.8% New England 40.6% Southeast 5.8% Southwest and West 15.6% Outside the U.S. 8.2% Demographic Male 47% Female 53% U.S. students of color 23.8% International 7.8% First generation to college 12.4% * As of Oct. 1, 2016

Testing Bates has been a national leader in the test-optional movement for three decades. In October 1984, the Bates faculty voted to make standardized testing optional for admission. Students submitting some standardized test results 51% Average scores for students who submitted tests SAT Critical Reading 681 SAT Math 684 SAT Writing 678 ACT Composite 31


Leigh A. Weisenburger, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

C. Darryl Uy, Director of Admission New York (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens); Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, Southeast Asia  

Scott Alexander, Senior Associate Dean of Admission and Director of International Enrollment New Mexico, Texas (Austin, San Antonio, Houston); Africa; Asia (Except India and Southeast Asia); Middle East; Europe

Caran Arora ’16, Admission Counselor Connecticut (New Haven, Middlesex, Fairfield, Waterbury, Litchfield, Hartford, and Tolland Counties); New York (Rockland, Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties)

Jack Behre, Admission Counselor Delaware; Maine (Portland and Southern); Minnesota; New Jersey (Middlesex, Monmouth, Union, Essex, Passaic, Hudson, Bergen, Morris, Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon Counties); Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley, Central, Western); Wisconsin

Tyler Lussier, Assistant Dean of Admission Arizona; Massachusetts (Essex County, Boston, Cambridge); New Hampshire

N. Elizabeth Pinnie, Associate Dean of Admission Colorado; Idaho; Massachusetts (South Shore and Cape Cod); Montana; Nevada; New Jersey (Southern, Somerset and Mercer Counties); Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties); Utah; Wyoming; Central and South America

Jared H. Rivers, Senior Associate Dean of Admission, Director of Diversity Enrollment California (Southern); Illinois; Western Massachusetts; Caribbean

Susan Russell ’14, Assistant Dean of Admission Connecticut (New London, Windham County); Washington, D.C.; Maryland; Massachusetts (Milton, Lexington, Waltham); Rhode Island; Virginia; West Virginia  

Johanna Farrar Seltzer ’03, Senior Associate Dean of Admission, Director of Communications and Outreach Alaska; California (Northern); Hawaii; Oregon; Washington Central and Eastern Asia (excluding China); Canada

Carolyn Starks, Admission Counselor Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Louisiana; Massachusetts (Central, Lowell, Concord, and Wellesley); Mississippi; North Carolina; South Carolina; Tennessee

Jane Tran, Admission Counselor California (Glendale, Pasadena, Long Beach, Orange County, San Diego, Central Valley); Maine (Augusta and Central); Oklahoma; Texas (excluding Austin); India

Matthew Williams, Admission Counselor Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Maine (Bangor and Northern); Michigan; Missouri; New York (Western, Central, Upstate, Capital Region); North Dakota; Nebraska; Ohio; Pennsylvania (Philadelphia); South Dakota; Vermont

Bates Office of Admission 23 Campus Avenue Lewiston, Maine 04240 1-855-BATES55

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