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Bowdoin College

255 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME

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Bowdoin College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Brunswick, Maine, which is a predominantly rural area. Bowdoin College has a yearly student enrollment of nearly a thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Social Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • English Language And Literature
  • History

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. The most common standardized test scores among students admitted to this school are within the range of 30 to 33 on the ACT, or 2000 to 2250 on the SAT exam. Only 16% of applicants are accepted to the school due to the huge number of applicants and the intense competition for the limited enrollment spaces available. More information regarding admissions can be found at bowdoin.edu.

Tuition is approximately $47,000 annually, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs approximately $6,000 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements.

The mascot for Bowdoin College is the "Polar Bears", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the oversight and organization of the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

Contact information, academics information, programs offered, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.bowdoin.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates Bowdoin College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Bowdoin College is about 1,800. The student body is made up of 100% undergraduate students and 28% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $53,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • Per unit charges are around $1,000 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid47%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships47%$38,494
Receiving Student Loans18%$7,103
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Bowdoin College may provide student services like:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 93%, Bowdoin College is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years88%
Graduating in 5 Years5%
Graduating in 6 Years0.8%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Bowdoin College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Basketball (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Track and Field (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football (New England Small College Ath Conf)
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Other Sports
  • Sailing
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Bowdoin College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Bowdoin College for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
14.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
47%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
9:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$35,802