Bates College: a Perfect Fit

This answers the question of why I wanted to attend Bates College.

Bates college provides an environment that I would enjoy working in for the next four years. From the beautiful campus to a challenging, expansive academic curriculum, Bates offers all of the qualities I have been searching for in a college. When I began my college search, I knew that I wanted to go to school in New England. With its excellent location in main, Bates easily fulfilled that aspect of my search. Next, I wanted to find a unique learning environment that would still offer extensive extracurricular opportunities. With a small faculty to student ratio, and over 70 clubs and organizations, Bates easily fit into my college search. However, as a prospective English major, the most important aspect of Bates that has led to my application is the extent of its English program.

After browsing the course catalog that I received from Bates, I saw the amount of English classes available and was awestruck. After researching the 4-4-1 calendar, I decided that Bates has a unique schedule into which I would love to incorporate my English studies. The prospect of extending my English studies during the short term by having options such as traveling to England to study Shakespeare enthralled me, and I would love to be able to...

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