Founded in 1855 by a group of abolitionists, Bates College is a liberal arts college in southern Maine with a focus on social justice and egalitarianism. Bates confers bachelor’s degrees in 35 academic majors and students have the option to pursue minors or general education concentrations. Additionally, nearly half of the student body enrolls in community-engaged courses and the campus features the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. Beyond the classroom, Bates hosts the Center for Purposeful Work to help connect students to meaningful careers.
Bates College is the place that I now call home. Academic integrity, athletic excellence, and the all-around amazing people that make up the student body and faculty here make it a wonderful place to spend my undergraduate years.
Christian from Newburyport, MA
The opportunities that Bates offers to its students are endless, from the arts to the sciences to athletics. Every student is welcomed with open arms. The small classes offer great relationships with professors, as well as your fellow classmates, and makes for a great learning environment.