Bates College

Is Bates a Good School for the Money?

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.

Within Maine, Bates Offers Good Quality for a Fair Price.

Average Maine Value
Top 20% Maine Quality

Bates College is ranked #3 out of #17 in Maine for quality and #9 out of #17 for Maine value.

This makes it a good quality for a fair price in the state.

State Value Ranking  9 out of 17
Great Value
State Value Score  47.06 out of 100
Great Value

Live in-state? You may qualify for a reduced price. Check the Bates financial aid page to be sure.

Fair Value Nationwide

Average National Value
Top 5% National Quality

Bates College is ranked #749 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Bates College is a fair value according to College Factual's value analysis. It is priced appropriately based on the quality of the education provided.

National Value Ranking  749 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  49.12 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
DePauw University $152,936 A-
Worcester Polytechnic Institute $205,828 C+
Union College New York $206,441 C+
Colby College $211,265 C
Carleton College $211,623 C
University of Virginia - Main Campus $211,997 C+
Haverford College $216,764 C
Lehigh University $218,422 C
Bates College $221,028 C
Bucknell University $237,889 C
Boston University $240,031 C-

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

Bottom Line: You'll Spend an Estimated $221,028 For That Piece of Paper

The Bates time to graduate is about 4.04 years and will cost an estimated $54,710 per year. This brings the total cost to 221,028.

Average Yearly Cost $54,710
Average Years to Graduate 4.04
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $221,028

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?

$124,222 In-State With Aid
$297,094 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 Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $297,094 #635 C+
All Students $221,028 #749 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $124,222 #94 A
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $297,094 #8 C
All Students $221,028 #9 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $124,222 #6 B-

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

About 46% of Bates students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Bates financial aid you may qualify for.

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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