About Bates

Since 1855, Bates College has been dedicated to the emancipating potential of the liberal arts.  Bates educates the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community.  With ardor and devotion-we engage the transformative power of our differences, cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action.  Preparing leaders sustained by a love of learning and a commitment to responsible stewardship of the wider world, Bates is a college for coming times.