Bates College Women's Softball


  • Top 50% for spending per athlete in women's softball in Division III
  • Top 6% in women's softball in Division III for SAT score
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Team Information - Women

Division III
New England Small College Athletic Conference

Meet Dave

Director of Experiential Education

Dave Payne heads Sparks' experiential education division - namely, sport camps across the US and in Europe and New Zealand. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Education and a M.S. in Chemistry from the University of California at San Diego and is a former collegiate athlete and high school head coach. He has worked at Sparks since 2011; Dave's passion is synthesizing athletic environments that encourage holistic growth.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
10 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Small
Most Selective
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
Overall Graduation Rate:
Transfer Out Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • Wellness Housing
Testing Required:
SAT Midpoint:
Financial Aid:
Most Strenuous
Top 3 Majors:
  • Economics, General
  • History, General
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies 1
American/United States Studies/Civilization 5
East Asian Studies 2
European Studies/Civilization 0
Latin American Studies 1
Women's Studies 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry 16
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 29
Neuroscience 14
Engineering, General 2
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 24
Rhetoric and Composition 15
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature 4
French Language and Literature 2
German Language and Literature 2
Japanese Language and Literature 0
Russian Language and Literature 3
Spanish Language and Literature 8
History, General 41
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 16
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization 7
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies 30
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 5
Religion/Religious Studies 5
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 15
Geology/Earth Science, General 8
Physics, General 12
Psychology, General 40
Social Sciences
Anthropology 9
Economics, General 78
Political Science and Government, General 40
Sociology 20
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 15
Dance, General 6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 6
Music, General 0

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