Bates College is a selective, private, co-educational liberal arts college granting bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. The institute of higher leatning's more than 1,750 students can choose from 30 majors, the most popular of which include history, environmental studies, political science, English, biology, economics, and psychology. Students enjoy a 10-to-1 student to faculty ratio. Bates' endowment is an estimated $150 million. With tuition and fees hitting almost $59,000, most students receive financial aid. The college has about 220 faculty members.