Lewiston, IdahoLOCATION
Estd 1855Established Year

Bates College Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 23rd 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

Founded in 1855, Bates College is a Liberal Arts college, located in Lewiston. It received 7685 applications for fall 2018 semester. 17.8% of total applications were accepted. 39.7% of the accepted students enrolled with the college. The college offers 61 majors and minors in Bachelors degree.

  • Applications are invited for fall admissions.
  • Applications can be made with the coalition for colleges or with the common application portal
  • Resident applicants are offered early decisions and regular decisions admissions.
  • Applicants are required to provide GPA scores for admissions with the college
  • International applicants are required to submit ELP test scores.
  • Standardized test scores are optional for all applicants


Application PortalCoalition for colleges or Common application portal
Application Fee (waived for international applicants)60 USD
Average GPA3.91
SAT- Evidence-Based Reading and Writing670-730
SAT Maths700-760
Graduation rate87%
UG retention rate95%
Undergraduate Tuition$71,388

Bates College Admission Deadlines

Resident Admissions
Early Decision (Round I)November 15
Early Decision (Round II)January 1
Regular DecisionJanuary 1
International AdmissionsJanuary 1

Bates College International Admissions

For fall 2018, 132 international applicants from 61 countries applied with Bates College. International applicants are required to submit additional documents for admission with Bates College.

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Online Interview
  • Submit all the necessary documents;
    • Secondary School Transcript
    • Counselor Recommendation
    • Teacher recommendation
  • SAT, SAT Subject Tests and ACT Test scores, optional
  • IELTS and TOEFL scores
  • Certification of Finances
  • International students financial aid application

English Language Requirements

English language proficiency tests accepted by the college are TOEFL and IELTS. There is no minimum score requirement for admissions.

Visa Requirements for International Students

The university provides Form I-20 A/B to the applicant after acceptance. Once received, all the details should be checked carefully. Following documents are required to be submitted for completing the visa process.

  • Completed non-immigration visa application form (DS-156) with passport size photo.
  • A valid passport.
  • Receipt of visa application fee.
  • Evidence of SEVIS fee payment (I-901 receipt).
  • Additional documents: Academic Transcript(s), scores of any standardized tests taken, financial statement(FSA-4)

Application for Visa can be made with the US embassy in the home country followed by scheduling the visa interview.

Bates College Undergraduate Admissions

The college offers 36 majors and 25 minors. Some of the popular courses include Biology, Chemistry, Digital & Computational Sciences, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Language courses, and others.

Where to apply: coalition for colleges or common application portal

Application fee: 60 USD

Admission Requirements

  • Interview, optional
  • Secondary school transcript
    • 1 counselor recommendation
    • 2 teacher recommendation
  • Test scores
    • SAT code: 3076
    • ACT code: 1634
    • Sent to the college by high school counselor via email
  • Early admission agreement, for residents only
  • Financial aid application
  • ELP scores are required for international applicants

Bates College has a strict admissions policy. Applications are reviewed holistically. Scholarships are available on merit as well need-basis. International applicants will receive decisions by April 1 and required to confirm enrollment with the college by May 1. International applicants are required to submit certification of finances on the application status page. Applications can be tracked with the help of PIN sent by the college on receiving a completed application and additional information.

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