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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.

Website: www.bowdoin.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,835
Undergraduate
Students
(51.2%) 939 Women
(48.8%) 896 Men
0
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
9% of 9,332 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 5

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
710 average
670-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700 average
660-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
31-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,800
Tuition and Fees
$56,350
Room and Board
$15,360
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$53,004
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$26,775
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
201
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Brunswick Population
15,175
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Portland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
92% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Polar Bear
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.7% Asian
8.2% Black/African-American
12.1% Hispanic/Latino
7.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
63.4% White
0.5% Unknown
International Students
6.5% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning
98.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
88.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
9.0%
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