Advertise

Advertising with The Bates Student is a great way to let our readers know about your business or event. The Student is distributed free of charge and read by our neighbors in Lewiston, as well as faculty, staff, students, and alumni of Bates College. Our pages are 20 inches in length by 10 inches in width, not including margins. We run five 1 and 6/7th  inch wide columns with an average length of 12 pages per week. Our coverage includes all aspects of life in both the local and college communities with News, Forum, Arts & Leisure, and Sports sections.


Bates College at a Glance

Students

  • 1,800+ students are enrolled full time
    • Average Age: 20 years
    • 49:51 male to female
  • 90% of students from out of state

Faculty & Staff

  • 791 Faculty and Employees total
  • 214 Faculty
    • Average age: 49. 2 years
    • 53:47 male to female

Student Fee

  • $68,620 per year

Publication

  • 12 pages average length
  • Five columns of text
  • Six color pages, including front and back

Publication Schedule

Fall Semester

  • Issue 1: Sept. 18
  • Issue 2: Oct. 2
  • Issue 3: Oct. 23
  • Issue 4: Nov. 6
  • Issue 5: Nov. 20

Winter Semester

  • Issue 6: Jan. 22
  • Issue 7: Feb. 5
  • Issue 8: Feb. 26
  • Issue 9: March 11
  • Issue 10: March 25
  • Issue 11: April 8
  • Issue 12: May 6

Rates per Issue for the 2019-20 Publication Year

Local Rate

This pricing is for businesses located in Androscoggin County.

Ad SizeDimensions (height x width)Price
Full20″ x 10″400
Half Horizontal 10″ x 10″200
1/3 Horizontal7″ x 10″130
1/4 Horizontal 5″ x 10″100
1/8 Horizontal 3″ x 10″50
Square3.9″ x 3.9″30
Business Card3.75″ x 2.25″20

We are always happy to find size/cost arrangements that best fit your needs and will also design an ad to your specifications. We prefer ads that have a width of 2.8, 3.9, 5.9, 8.0, 10.0 inches to fit the margins of our paper.

Local Rate: $2/square inch

Color Ads: Add 20% to the original price

Bates Students and Organizations: 20% discount

Advertisers who run 3 or more Ads: 10% discount (total cost)

National Rate

Ad SizeDimensions (height x width)Price
Full20″ x 10″600
Half Horizontal 10″ x 10″300
1/3 Horizontal 7″ x 10″ 200
1/4 Horizontal 5″ x 10″150
1/8 Horizontal 3″ x 10″75
Square3.9″ x 3.9″45
Business Card3.75″ x 2.25″30

We are always happy to find size/cost arrangements that best fit your needs and will also design an ad to your specifications. We prefer ads that have a width of 2.8, 3.9, 5.9, 8.0, 10.0 inches to fit the margins of our paper.

National Rate: $3

Color Ads: Add 20% to the original price

Advertisers who run 3 or more Ads: 10% discount (total cost)


Submission Information

  • Ads and forms must be received by no later than 6 p.m. on the Monday before publication.
  • Submissions should be sent to batesstudent@bates.edu
  • The Bates Student reserves the right to adjust the ad’s size if necessary
  • Invoices will be sent the week following publication. Check should be made out to “Bates College.”