Explore all that Bates has to offer, wherever and whenever you want. Meander campus through our virtual tour, and then dive into the gritty details of academics, campus life, our hometown and state, and much more!
Bright, driven, and among the top minds in their scholarly fields, our faculty members have chosen to work at a place that, with a 10:1 student-faculty ratio, lets them cultivate genuine relationships with their students.
Your professors will mentor you in class, advise you on your course selections, and help you ruthlessly edit your senior thesis capstone projects.
|100%||of tenured faculty possess the highest degree in their field|
|20||average class size|
The twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn, with the Androscoggin River running between them, are mill towns reborn.
Locals call the area L/A. It’s full of hard-working, independent-minded people who are building meaningful, interesting lives for themselves.
|38||languages spoken at the local high school|
|60K||combined population of Lewiston/Auburn|
|50%||of Bates students take community-engaged courses|
|90||community-engaged internships, research projects, or independent studies take place each year|
|42K||hours of academically driven community-engaged work completed by students each year|
Bates has been a top producer of Fulbright awards for a decade, including first place in two of the three years before the pandemic.
At Bates, care for each other also means care for our environment.
Bates becomes carbon neutral
|6||student clubs focused on conservation and sustainability|
|$10K||Green Innovation Grants awarded each year for campus sustainability projects|
|1st||Bates’ worldwide energy ranking from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education in 2022|
|1||Annual Trashion Show, where students model garments made from recycled and thrown-away materials|
|2030||Bates’ goal to become climate positive|
|1||Father of the modern environmental movements in the U.S.: Senator & Secretary of State Ed Muskie ’36|
Bates is a proud charter member of NESCAC (the New England Small College Athletic Conference).
|83||All-American Awards in 2018-2019|
|40%||of students participate in at least one varsity sport|
According to a national Gallup-Bates survey, college graduates with high purpose in work are 10 times more likely to have high overall well-being, but less than half find purposeful work.
The Bates Center for Purposeful Work is dedicated to helping you align who you are with what you do.
Every year you’ll find hundreds of opportunities to express yourself — and be inspired — whether you major in dance or physics.
|60||theater and dance productions|
|14||music and voice ensembles|
|3||high profile literary readings|
|1||internationally celebrated dance festival|