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If you are planning a college visit to Bates College then you have come to the right page. Learn more about Bates located in Lewiston, Maine and founded in 1855. Bates has an approximate undergraduate enrollment of 1,800 students, with a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. There are currently 36 majors and 25 minors to choose from at Bates, as well as around 100 student clubs and organizations.

“All activities, resources, and facilities are open to every member of the Bates community, and we have never allowed exclusive organizations such as fraternities and sororities.”

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Forage Market

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Bates College Notable Alumni

  • Benjamin Mays – Civil Rights Leader
  • Edmund Muskie – Former United States Secretary of State
  • Elizabeth Strout – Novelist
  • Robert F. Kennedy – Former United States Attorney General
  • Maria Bamford – Stand-Up Comedian 


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