Bates College is a warm, inviting, and wonderful college. It cultivates the mind through interesting and engaging college professors, activities, and fellow students. It is a small "liberal arts college located in Lewiston, Maine, in the United States. The college was founded in 1855 by abolitionists. Bates confers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees. Bates College is one of the first colleges to be coeducational from establishment. The college is also the oldest continuously operating coeducational institution in New England. The college enrolls about 1,700 students. Bates is a nonsectarian institution.
Bates is a leader of the SAT optional movement for undergraduate admission. It was one of the first schools to become a part of this movement in 1984" (Wikipedia).