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Is Bates a Good School for the Money?

Below Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$226,830 Avg Total Cost

Bates College Value Report

What is a Bates degree worth? College Factual's value analysis compares Bates with other schools of similar quality to see if it's priced fairly.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 5% National Quality
Expensive Price

Bates College is ranked #2,192 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Bates College is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  2192 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  2.19 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

SchoolTotal PriceValue Grade

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $226,830 for a Bates Degree

On average, a bachelor's degree from Bates will cost you about $226,830. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $56,146 and a typical 4.04 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost$56,146
Average Years to Graduate4.04
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$226,830

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Depending on your personal circumstances, your net price may be well below the average Bates net price, which could make this school a better value. You may quality for more financial aid, or be able to complete your degree faster than average. Get more details on Bates cost.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$126,391 In-State With Aid
$305,747 Avg Cost No Aid
4.04 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Bates.

Nationwide Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$305,747#0F
All Students$226,830#2,192F
Only Students Receiving Aid$126,391#1,322D+
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$305,747#F
All Students$226,830#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$126,391#F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Maine.

About 48% of Bates students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Bates financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates average total cost by multiplying net price by time to graduation. We then compare the average total cost to other schools of a similar quality to determine value. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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