At Bates, you will find a community of irrepressibly enthusiastic, unapologetically smart, and boldly individual people, who happen to think that finding the truth sometimes requires a leap into a frigid pond. We’re known for our 100 clubs and organizations, nationally recognized centers for career development and community engaged work, a focus on sustainability, and a deep commitment to living up to our mission. Yes, we're a small liberal arts college nestled in a bucolic setting, and yes, we have small class sizes, but trust us–we’re not like the rest. We invite you to begin your exploration of Bates College–a place that has been an original from the start.

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