$336 Million Raised — Going Above and Beyond

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Slideshow: Admission tour guides share their favorite Bates places

We asked nine Admission interns: What’s your favorite Bates place and why? The photographs and text below provide the answers.
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Bates’ unique personality rests on the bedrock values of academic excellence, inclusivity, and social responsibility.

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Academic Programs

A Bates education fosters intellectual inquiry and reflection, personal growth, and a commitment to the world beyond oneself.

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2022-23 Updates

For the latest Academic Year 2022-23 updates, please click below.

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Virtual Campus Tours

Take a virtual tour, learn about admission and financial aid, and speak with current students.

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$197M raised. Every gift — large and small — counts in The Bates Campaign.

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Jun 22, 2022

Clayton Spencer to step down as Bates president on June 30, 2023

Bates President Clayton Spencer announced today that she will conclude her tenure at the end of the next academic year, on June 30, 2023. “Clayton has been a transformative leader for Bates, giving new shape and meaning to the power of a liberal arts education for today’s world,” said John Gillespie ’80, chair of the Bates College Board of Trustees.

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