Overall Bates College Acceptance Rate
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 1150 - 1380
- ACT Scores: 27 - 32
How Hard Is It to Get into Bates College
Applicant Selectivity: Highly Selective
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Bates is considered highly selective. Many accepted applicants score in the top-range on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having a solid high school GPA and number of college prep courses.
How Does Bates College Compare to Other Liberal Arts Colleges in ME
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
Bates College accepts both Common and Coalition applications submitted online alongside a supplemental application essay. Applicants must include secondary school transcripts, a counselor recommendation and two teacher recommendations. Standardized test scores are optional but can be submitted for consideration. Additional supplemental materials can be submitted but may not be considered by the admissions staff.
Bates College accepts both exclusive Early Decision applicants by November 15 as well as standard applicants who submit their applications by January 1. The college also maintains a wait list for applicants who did not get in but would like to try again when space becomes available.
Number of Applicants, Percent Admitted, and Enrolled Students
Average Standardized Test Scores
|SAT Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||570 - 690|
|Math||580 - 690|
|Total Score:||1150 - 1380|
|ACT Section||Score Range|
|Composite Score:||27 - 32|