Tuition & Fees

$51,848

$51,848

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
9

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

14%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,009
Declined + 5,790
Total Received 6,799
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Private (nonprofit)

1,806

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Government
  2. Economics
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 3089
ACT 1636

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
59%
600-699
30%
500-599
9%
400-499
2%
700-800
54%
600-699
33%
500-599
10%
400-499
3%
700-800
56%
600-699
34%
500-599
7%
400-499
3%
30-36
82%
24-29
15%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
30-36
67%
24-29
30%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
30-36
80%
24-29
17%
18-23
3%
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School Facts

Bowdoin, founded in 1794, is a private, liberal arts college. Its 207-acre campus is located in Brunswick, 25 miles northeast of Portland.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,806
Established in 1794
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Brunswick, ME

207‐acre campus in Brunswick (population: 20,278), 25 miles from Portland; 118‐acre coastal studies center on Orr's Island (13 miles); scientific station on Kent Island (New Brunswick, Canada). Air serves Portland; train serves Brunswick; major airport serves Boston (120 miles). School operates transportation around Brunswick, to Portland, and Boston. Bus service to and from campus.

Bowdoin College
255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011-8448

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
88%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
80%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
59%
600-699
30%
500-599
9%
400-499
2%
700-800
54%
600-699
33%
500-599
10%
400-499
3%
700-800
56%
600-699
34%
500-599
7%
400-499
3%
30-36
82%
24-29
15%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
30-36
67%
24-29
30%
18-23
2%
12-17
1%
30-36
80%
24-29
17%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Extremely Selective

14%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,009
Declined + 5,790
Total Received 6,799

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Whitney W. Soule
Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
P: 207 725-3100
F: 207 725-3101
admissions@bowdoin.edu

Cost

Tuition $51,344
Room $6,604
Board $7,528
Additional fees $504
Books & supplies $840
Total $66,820
Average Financial Aid - $44,088
Total with Avg. Aid $22,732

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$44,088

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,575,128
State $59,300
Institutional $32,145,302
Other external $104,245
Total $33,883,975

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $44,866
Other external $1,217,590
Total $1,262,456

Varsity Sports

M W
Nordic skiing
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
field hockey
football
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
rugby
sailing
soccer
softball
squash
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Polar Bears
School colors
black and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Art History/Archaeology
Art History/Visual Arts
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Classical Archaeology
Classical Studies
Classics
Computer Science
Computer Science/Mathematics
Earth/Oceanographic Science
Economics
Education
English
English/Theatre
Environmental Studies
Eurasian/East European Studies
Francophone Studies
Gender/Sexuality/Womens Studies
Gender/Women's Studies
German
Government
Hispanic Studies
History
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics/Economics
Mathematics/Education
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Education
Psychology
Religion
Romance Languages
Russian
Self-Designed Majors
Sociology
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

100%

1,806
students

Female
50%
904

Male
50%
902

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,801
students

Female
50%
900

Male
50%
901

undergraduatePart-time

1%

5
students

Female
80%
4

Male
20%
1

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

3%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1 (January 1 for international transfer applicants)

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

72%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 32
Countries most often represented Canada
China
France
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ryan Ricciardi
Associate Dean of Admissions
207 798-4218
rricciar@bowdoin.edu

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