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

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

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Campus Tours

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

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Welcome, Families!

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Celebrate the Bates traditions of informed civic action and stewardship of the wider world.

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May 16, 2017

Historic $300 million Bates Campaign has a singular aim: to ‘secure what is best and most distinctive about Bates’

The five-year Bates Campaign seeks to strengthen the college’s endowment by $160 million, more than half of the campaign’s $300 million goal.

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