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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

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Bowdoin College, founded in 1794, is a private, coed, liberal arts college. Its 200-acre campus is located in Brunswick, 25 miles northeast of Portland, ME.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students1,799
   Women895 (49.7%)
   Men904 (50.3%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported


Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate15% of 6,790 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.80
SAT Math720 average
685-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading729 average
690-765 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing729 average
690-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$65,590
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$43,895
Average Indebtedness of
2015 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 44% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 15% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes


Brunswick Population15,175
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPortland
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 91% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotPolar Bear


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.3% Asian
5.7% Black/African-American
13.1% Hispanic/Latino
6.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.0% White
0.7% Unknown
International Students5.0% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning97.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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CLASS OF 2021 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
Interested in This College
Average 3.79 4.23 711 704 31
Low 2.86 2.86 590 600 24
High 4.00 5.00 800 780 35
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• Bowdoin has a 200-acre scientific field station on an island in Canada's Bay of Fundy.

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