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Bowdoin College

  • Brunswick, ME
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 50%50%
    student ratio
  • 1,795
    total students
  • $45,004 | $45,004
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • January 1
    fall application deadline
  • 14%
    acceptance rate
  • Most Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 720
    sat math
  • 720
    sat reading
  • 730
    sat writing
  • 32
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Romance Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Ancient Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics and Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemical Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Archeology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine/Studio Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Theater Literature, History and Criticism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

14% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,052
    • Accepted1,054
    • Acceptance Rate14%
    • Enrolled1,795
    • Female Applicants3,974
    • Females Accepted538
    • Female Acceptance Rate13%
    • Male Applicants3,078
    • Males Accepted516
    • Male Acceptance Rate16%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.80
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st April 5th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen January 1st April 5th --
    • Early decision plan November 15th December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan January 1st February 15th --
    • Transfer March 1st May 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 720 680 760
    • SAT Math 720 680 750
    • SAT Writing 730 690 770
    • ACT Composite 32 30 33
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$45,004
    • Out-of-state tuition *$45,004
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$442.00
    • Room and board *$12,388.00
    • Room only *$5,790.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,795
    • Male Student Percentage50%
    • Female Student Percentage50%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino12.31%
    • Black or African American4.68%
    • White or Caucasian63.9%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.11%
    • Asian6.91%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races6.18%
    • Unknown.61%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.92% representing 34 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students89% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 92%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Outing Club, intramural sports, Community Service Volunteer Programs, WBOR 91.1 FM, Bowdoin Orient
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other self-defense education, safe ride service, emergency notification system

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey Yes No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division 1 No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes Division 1 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash No Division 1 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball No Division C No
    • Water polo No Division C No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badminton Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division 3 No
    • Sailing No Division 1 No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) Yes Division 1 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash No Division 1 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee No Division C No
    • Volleyball No Division 3 No
    • Water polo No Division C No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty230
    • Full-time Percentage80%
    • Part-time Percentage20%
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 1,792 students to 199 faculty

Location & Contact

255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
USA

Jacob Daly

Assistant Dean of Admissions

Phone: 207-725-3730
Fax: 207-725-3101
Email: admissions@bowdoin.edu



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