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Lewiston, ME

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Bates educates the whole person through creative and rigorous academics in a collaborative residential community of 1 800 undergraduate students. Our campus in Lewiston (Maine’s second-largest metropolitan area) is the perfect site for community-engaged learning. Submission of standardized testing is optional and need-based financial aid is available and 100% of demonstrated need is met.
% enrolled undergraduates that are minority students
% enrolled undergraduates that are Latinx students
Scholarship opportunities for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
100% of demonstrated need met through need based financial aid.
Support services for Latinx, first generation, or other underrepresented populations.
Office of Intercultural Education- provides student with a sense of belonging in their community and serves as a community hub for all of our students of color. Bobcat First!- first-generation students develop community through social and education experiences. SPARQ!- peer mentoring, ally education, and targeted programming focused specifically on LGBTQIA+ identities. Latinos Unidos- student affinity group who brings together Latinx students with programming, events, and support groups. All affinity groups at Bates can be found here: