Bates College is a national leader in delivering an exceptional liberal arts education to a diverse and talented community of students. Our faculty are consequential and accomplished scholars and artists producing transformative educational experiences that help shape the world. A Bates education balances building broad knowledge across distinct modes of inquiry with a depth of understanding within a specific field of study.

Our goal is to create an environment that fosters the collaborative and respectful development of critical and independent thinking and learning – skills necessary for meaningful contributions to ongoing and sustainable development of humanity. These web pages offer a portal to Bates’ academic world.

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