Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

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Tuition & Fees

$56,350

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

9

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 861
Declined 8,541
Total Received 9,402
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Private

1,777

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,777
Established in 1794
Coeducational Coeducational

207‐acre campus in Brunswick (population: 20,619), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Bowdoin College
255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME
04011-8448

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • Fan of Grey's Anatomy and its characters? McDreamy Derek Shepherd went to Bowdoin College in Maine. Meredith Grey attended Dartmouth College. And Cristina Yang went to Smith College as an undergrad and then Stanford.

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
85%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 861
Declined 8,541
Total Received 9,402

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores
Formal demonstration of competencies

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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

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

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Financial Aid

52%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$46,432

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,822
Room $6,451
Board $6,989
Additional fees $528
Books & supplies $840
Total $70,630
Average Financial Aid - $46,432
Total with Avg. Aid $24,198

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,821,487
State $61,000
Institutional $41,644,665
Other external $289,799
Total $43,816,951

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $195,370
Other external $1,769,550
Total $1,964,920

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 207 725-3144
F: 207 725-3864
sao@bowdoin.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Other sports yes
Skiing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Squash yes yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine skiing, crew, curling, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine skiing, crew, curling, cycling, equestrian sports, fencing, lacrosse, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aerobics, archery, badminton, basketball, broomball, camping, canoeing/kayaking, cheerleading, curling, cycling, dance, dodgeball, equestrian sports, fencing, field hockey, flag football, four square, hiking, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, outdoor expedition skills, Pilates, rock climbing, rowing, rugby, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, spinning, table tennis, Telemark skiing, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, whitewater rafting, yoga

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies. yes
Anthropology, General. yes
Archeology. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Chemical Physics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes
Education, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
French Studies. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
Human Computer Interaction. yes
Italian Studies. yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics and Computer Science. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music, General. yes
Neuroscience. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics Teacher Education. yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other. yes
Russian Language and Literature. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism. yes
Theatre and Dance. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Government
  2. Economics
  3. Mathematics

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

1,777

total students

9%

in-state

91%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,777
students

Female
51%
915

Male
49%
862

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

1,777
students

Female
51%
915

Male
48%
861

Not reported

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

8%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 44
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Hong Kong
Japan
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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