Tuition & Fees

$49,900

$49,900

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 1,010
Declined + 5,780
Total Received 6,790
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Private (nonprofit)

1,799

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Government
  2. Economics
  3. Mathematics
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Codes

SAT 3089
ACT 1636

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
71%
600-699
27%
500-599
2%
700-800
70%
600-699
27%
500-599
3%
700-800
75%
600-699
24%
500-599
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
1%
30-36
76%
24-29
23%
18-23
1%
30-36
89%
24-29
11%
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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 1,799
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
91%
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
84%
Top 1/4
98%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
71%
600-699
27%
500-599
2%
700-800
70%
600-699
27%
500-599
3%
700-800
75%
600-699
24%
500-599
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
1%
30-36
76%
24-29
23%
18-23
1%
30-36
89%
24-29
11%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
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 1,010
Declined + 5,780
Total Received 6,790

Admissions Factors

Very Important

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

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Standardized test scores

Considered

Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Scott A. Meiklejohn
Dean of Admissions and Student Aid
P: 207 725-3100
F: 207 725-3101
admissions@bowdoin.edu

Cost

Tuition $49,416
Room $6,356
Board $7,244
Additional fees $484
Books & supplies $840
Total $64,340
Average Financial Aid - $43,352
Total with Avg. Aid $20,988

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$43,352

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,581,719
State $45,750
Institutional $31,457,654
Other external $263,506
Total $33,348,629

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $58,666
Other external $959,507
Total $1,018,173

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
English
English/Theatre
Environmental Studies
Eurasian/East European Studies
Francophone Studies
French
Gender/Women's Studies
German
Government
Hispanic Studies
History
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics/Economics
Mathematics/Education
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Religion
Romance Languages
Russian
Self-Designed Majors
Sociology
Spanish
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

100%

1,799
students

Female
50%
895

Male
50%
904

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,794
students

Female
50%
892

Male
50%
902

undergraduatePart-time

1%

5
students

Female
60%
3

Male
40%
2

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

2%

Transfer applicants accepted

20%

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

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
Hong Kong
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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