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Bates College


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Bates College, officially known as the President and Trustees of Bates College or simply as Bates, is a private liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine. It is equidistant from the state capital, Augusta, to the north, and the cultural hub Portland to the south. Anchored by the Historic Quad, the campus of Bates totals 813 acres (329 ha) with a small urban campus and 33 off-site Victorian Houses distributed throughout the city. It maintains 600 acres (240 ha) of nature preserve known as the "Bates-Morse Mountain" near Campbell Island and a coastal center on Atkins Bay. With an annual enrollment of approximately 1,800 students, it is the smallest college in its athletic conference. As a result of its small student body, Bates retains selective admit rates and little to no transfer percentages. The nominal cost of attendance is considered very high with tuition frequently among the most expensive in the United States.
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  • Origins 

  • 20th century 

  • 21st century 

  • Academics 

  • Teaching and learning 

  • Research and faculty 

  • Mount David Summit 

  • Standards and selectivity 

  • Cost of attendance and financial aid 

  • Demographics 

  • Rankings and reputation 

  • Campus 

  • Olin Arts Center 

  • Museum of Art 

  • Bates-Morse Mountain Area 

  • Coastal Center at Shortridge 

  • Student life 

  • The Bates Student 

  • WRBC 

  • A capella 

  • Brooks Quimby Debate Council 

  • Ivy Day 

  • Winter Carnival 

  • Athletics 

  • Athletic facilities 

  • Sustainability 

  • Notable alumni 

  • Leadership 

  • Endowment and fundraising 

  • In fiction and literature