“With Ardor and Devotion”

Aligning who you are with what you do is the heart of the Bates experience.

Learn about Applying

Campus Tours

Take a tour, learn about admission and financial aid, speak with current students, and enjoy a meal at our top ranked dining facilty.

Schedule a Visit

Academic Programs

A Bates education fosters intellectual inquiry and reflection, personal growth, and a commitment to the world beyond oneself.

Explore Programs

Key Dates

There is no better way to understand Bates College than by spending time on campus.

Check dates

Stay Connected

Join our mailing list and receive mail and email communications from the Bates Admission Office.

Join today

Oct. 7–9

Register by Sept. 30 for Back to Bates: Homecoming & Family Weekend

Learn More


Alumni, parents, and friends set a Bates record for giving this year. Thank you!

Learn More

Aug 26, 2016

Here comes the Class of 2020, bringing 'the world to Bates'

The 499 members of the Class of 2020 were selected from a pool of 5,356 applicants, the second-largest in Bates history.

Learn more about what makes Bates unique

Key Bates Facts