Bates College attracts record applications for admission

“We are meeting more prospective students where they are and telling a story that is more compelling and relevant than ever,” said Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Leigh Weisenburger.

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March 28 is a Great Day to Be a Bobcat — Bates’ sixth annual community-wide day of giving.

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Bates + You

$182M raised. Every gift — large and small — counts in The Bates Campaign.

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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 and to shape new strategies for a new age’

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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