College Junior 2013-11-15T09:19:03Z
A large percentage of the student population are athletes. It's very prevalent, but not overwhelming. A good amount of school spirit as well.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:17:45Z
Some facilities like the gym need renovation. But most academic buildings are beautiful and nice.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:16:47Z
Bates is need-based and meets 100% of need. Bates makes it easy for students to apply.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:15:55Z
Bates is a small school. You basically will know and recognize a majority of the people on campus. Everyone's friendly, and the professors are great. It's a great school, and I love it.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:14:43Z
Great dining options. Unique point: has a vegan bar, and gluten-free items. Can get repetitive though.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:13:37Z
Wifi can be incredibly slow at times, but accessible everywhere on campus.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:12:07Z
Mostly only live off-campus senior year, and only a select numbers of seniors can do so.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:10:58Z
There's a "Bates Bubble." Students don't really venture outside campus.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:09:43Z
Health & Safety:
I always feel safe on campus. Never locked my doors, or anything.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:07:18Z
You'll realize that the groups at Bates aren't exactly diverse. International students tend to stick to themselves, and same with non-international students.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:06:09Z
Never really a problem with campus security. Drink in your dorms and then go out to party is the norm.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:04:45Z
Bates isn't based on programs. One application for all intended majors.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:04:45Z
Internships are normally unpaid, until you reach upperclassmen years. To be expected though.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:03:25Z
Housing's pretty good. They know who to pair you with based on your preferences.
College Junior 2013-11-15T09:02:32Z
Hard for freshmen to get parking, but much easier as upperclassmen.
College Sophomore 2013-11-13T21:53:39Z
I didn't apply for finical aid, but I know a TON of kids who did and got what they wanted.
College Sophomore 2013-11-13T21:52:09Z
Hard to get a permit, even harder to find parking in the winter. Lewiston has a city wide ban on parking during snow storms... where do they expect you to put your car??
College Sophomore 2013-11-13T21:50:47Z
Most facilities are great, some feel a little outdated like the library.
College Junior 2013-11-05T18:23:23Z
There are computer labs all around campus and they are readily available for anyone to use!
College Junior 2013-11-05T18:22:34Z
It used to be a lot less strict and now they're starting to be more strict.
College Junior 2013-11-05T18:21:26Z
The snow is fun and other than that there's nothing wrong with the weather
College Sophomore 2013-08-01T03:09:08Z
I would say there's not much drug use besides weed, and there is definitely a lot of alcohol use. Typically it just depends on who you are with, and no one really pressures you to do anything you don't want to do.
College Sophomore 2013-08-01T03:07:56Z
Security is pretty lax about everything as long as you are respectful to the property and to other people, otherwise they will crack down.
College Sophomore 2013-08-01T03:06:16Z
Students who participate in sports and very determined and modest about their successes (which are great) and the whole school is fairly active. There are clubs and IM leagues which are good. The athletic facilities aren't the greatest, but suffice.
College Sophomore 2013-07-28T21:23:47Z
Bates has been getting better in becoming a more diverse school, but the demographics is still widely White. There are a good number of international students who add great cultural diversity to the environment, but coming from a low socio-economic family myself, it is hard to find those in similar financial situations as I am. The students are very kind and open, but like any school, we are still far from perfect and there are still prejudgments.
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