Mission and Outlook

Bates has always stood firmly for the ideals of academic rigor, intellectual curiosity, egalitarianism, social justice and freedom. Learn more:

Bird's Eye Bates

What Drives Us

Taking action on three key priorities will position Bates to “embrace transformational change,” in the words of Bates President Clayton Spencer. Learn more:

See For Yourself

Our home in Lewiston, Maine, is the perfect site for engaged learning in a vibrant, dynamic and accessible community. Lewiston is the new college town. Plan a visit and see for yourself: