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College News and Fun Facts: Bates College

Bates is a small liberal arts college located in Lewiston, Maine. We are proud to offer a rigorous and highly personalized education that centers on deep and sustained interactions among students, faculty, and community. We have a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio. 100% of tenured faculty possess the highest degree in their field.

  • Color: Garnet and Black
  • Mascot: Bobcat. Bates Athletics Brand Identity. The mascot for Bates Athletics is a bobcat, represented by a bobcatface and head as the primary visual mark. The text “Bobcats” and “Bates” are styled with Batesina Athletica, a custom font developed for and used exclusively with the college’s athletic marks.
  • Admit Rate: 17.8% (Class of 2022). Read more