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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
58%
600-699
38%
500-599
4%
700-800
66%
600-699
26%
500-599
8%
30-36
85%
24-29
12%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

8.73

students

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Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 845
Declined 8,487
Total Received 9,332
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Private

1,835

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Bowdoin College, founded in 1794, 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 1,835
Established in 1794
Coeducational Coeducational

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Portland
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Portland International

Bowdoin College
255 Maine Street
Brunswick
04011-8448

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Outing Club
  • Intramural sports
  • Community Service Volunteer Programs
  • WBOR 91.1 FM Radio
  • Bowdoin Orient Student Newspaper

Top Events

  • Common Good Day
  • Ivies Weekend
  • Museum Receptions

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • self-defense education, safe ride service, emergency notification system

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
58%
600-699
38%
500-599
4%
700-800
66%
600-699
26%
500-599
8%
30-36
85%
24-29
12%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

9%

acceptance rate

Accepted 845
Declined 8,487
Total Received 9,332

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability

Important

standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 44
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $55,822
Room & board $15,360
Additional fees $528
Books & supplies $840
Other fees $1,250
Total $73,800
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Rugby
Sailing
Skiing (cross-country)
Soccer
Softball
Squash
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton

Club Sports Men

Cheerleading, Skiing (downhill)

Club Sports Women

Cheerleading, Skiing (downhill)

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Anthropology
Archeology
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Science
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
Education, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
German Language and Literature
History, General
Italian Language and Literature
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics Teacher Education
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Russian Language and Literature
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish and Iberian Studies
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad

1,835

total students

11%

in-state

89%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,835
students

Female
51%
939

Male
49%
896

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,834
students

Female
52%
939

Male
48%
895

1%

1
students

Female
0%
0

Male
100%
1

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 98%
Student 4 year graduation rate 89%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian 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

3

Transfer students enrolled

0%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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