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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.

Web Sitewww.bowdoin.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students1,806
   Women904 (50.1%)
   Men902 (49.9%)
Graduate StudentsNot reported

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate15% of 6,799 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math692 average
640-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading696 average
650-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing696 average
650-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite32 average
30-34 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$68,070
Tuition and Fees
$51,848
Room and Board
$14,132
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$44,146
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$23,120

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Brunswick Population15,175
Nearest Metropolitan AreaPortland
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 88% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotPolar Bear
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.4% Asian
6.4% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
6.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.6% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students4.7% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning94.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
89.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
9.0%
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.80 4.20 697 703 31
Low 2.60 2.90 530 510 17
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Bowdoin has a 200-acre scientific field station on an island in Canada's Bay of Fundy.

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