Tuition & Fees

$53,922

$53,922

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
56%
600-699
36%
500-599
8%
700-800
55%
600-699
36%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
56%
600-699
34%
500-599
7%
400-499
3%
30-36
81%
24-29
15%
18-23
4%
30-36
63%
24-29
33%
18-23
4%
30-36
78%
24-29
19%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

50%

male

50%

female

1

teacher

9

students

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Extremely Selective

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 988
Declined + 6,263
Total Received 7,251
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Private (nonprofit)

1,816

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Government
  2. Economics
  3. Mathematics
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Codes

SAT 3089
ACT 1636

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  • 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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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,816
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: 20,619), 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.

Bowdoin College
255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011-8448

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
86%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
56%
600-699
36%
500-599
8%
700-800
55%
600-699
36%
500-599
8%
400-499
1%
700-800
56%
600-699
34%
500-599
7%
400-499
3%
30-36
81%
24-29
15%
18-23
4%
30-36
63%
24-29
33%
18-23
4%
30-36
78%
24-29
19%
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

13%

acceptance rate

Accepted 988
Declined + 6,263
Total Received 7,251

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

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$46,562

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,418
Room $6,868
Board $7,830
Additional fees $504
Books & supplies $840
Total $69,460
Average Financial Aid - $46,562
Total with Avg. Aid $22,898

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,589,972
State $47,300
Institutional $35,353,710
Other external $1,930,148
Total $38,921,130

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $79,418
Other external $1,100,675
Total $1,180,093
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 15

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 15

Business/Farm Supplement
February 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Michael D. Bartini
Director of Student Aid
mbartini@bowdoin.edu

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

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, 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, White Water Rafting, Yoga

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Athletic Directors

Tim Ryan (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Nicky Pearson (women's)
Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Mascot
Polar Bears
School colors
black and white

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
German
Government
Hispanic Studies
History
Italian Studies
Latin American Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics/Economics
Mathematics/Education
Music
Neuroscience
Performance Arts
Philosophy
Physics
Physics/Education
Psychology
Religion
Romance Languages
Russian
Self-Designed Majors
Sociology
Visual Arts
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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

1,816

total students

11%

in-state

89%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,816
students

Female
50%
908

Male
50%
908

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,813
students

Female
50%
906

Male
50%
907

1%

3
students

Female
67%
2

Male
33%
1

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
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

2%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

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

45

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

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

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 35
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

International Student Contact

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

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Lists & Rankings

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