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About Bates

A heritage of innovation from the start

Bates College, widely regarded as one of the finest liberal arts colleges in the nation, is a welcoming community whose members care deeply about the rigorous, challenging, and rewarding life of ideas and principles, and value their exchange and examination.


Voices of experience

“This is a college of promise… Over four years, it works its magic on us, and we graduate into the world far wiser, far better than we were when we arrived… We are entrusted with a promise… that we were meant to stand for something and to make a difference in the world…”

The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes ’65, D.D. ’96


Bates helps students discover their strengths, investigate unquestioned assumptions and make a meaningful impact during their years on campus and throughout alumni life.


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    Bates College
    2 Andrews Road
    Lewiston, Maine
    04240-6028
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