Founded in 1855, Bates College is a top private liberal arts college located in Lewiston, Maine, USA. It was the first co-educational college in New England.

Majors offered include African American Studies, American Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Art and Visual Culture, Biological Chemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Classical and Medieval Studies, East Asian Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, French, Geology, German, History, Japanese, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Rhetoric, Russian, Sociology, Spanish, Theater, and Women and Gender Studies. Dual degree program in engineering and liberal arts and sciences.

Bates College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and the American Chemical Society. It maintains chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and of Sigma Xi, the national scientific research and honor society.

Ranking Profile:

- Bates College is ranked 21st among Tier 1 National Liberal Arts Colleges (USNWR 2012).

- Rated 25th among Top Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation (US News 2010).

- 4th among the 100 most expensive colleges in the US by Total Cost for the 2009-2010 school year (Campus Grotto).

- Bates College was one of 15 colleges in the United States named to the "Green Honor Role" by Princeton Review (2009).

- Tied for the 5th highest freshmen retention rate of all liberal arts colleges. According to U.S. News and World Report, the average percentage of freshmen entering Bates College between 2002 and 2005 who returned for sophomore year was 95%.

- Ranked as one of the top schools in the nation for percentage of students entering the top five graduate programs in Business, Law, and Medicine (Wall Street Journal 2003).

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