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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Bowdoin College

Overview

Bowdoin College is a 4-year institution located in Brunswick, ME, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME  04011
United States
Contact Claudia Marroquin
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@bowdoin.edu
Phone: 207-725-3100
Fax: 207-725-3101

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
Asian Studies Checkmark
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies Related Checkmark
French Studies Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies Checkmark
Spanish And Iberian Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Physics Teacher Education Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
German Checkmark
Romance Languages Checkmark
Russian Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Ancient Studies Checkmark
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology Checkmark
Mathematics And Computer Science Checkmark
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies Related Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemical Physics Checkmark
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Geology/earth Science Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Research And Experimental Psychology Related Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology Checkmark
Archeology Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
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Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Fine Arts Related Checkmark
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Music Checkmark
Theater Literature, History And Criticism Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,251
Applied
988
Accepted
1,816
Enrolled
14%
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Female Admissions

4,238
Females Applied
525
Females Accepted
12%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,013
Males Applied
463
Males Accepted
15%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

65
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
3 recommendations
Recommended Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st March 20th
Early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 1st May 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 695 650 750
SAT Math 695 640 760
ACT Composite 31 30 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

53,418
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Fees

504
Full-time student fees
14,698
Room & board
6,868
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

49,337
Avg. Financial Aid Package
50,611
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
56,919
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
0
Avg. Loan Aid
1,000
Avg. Grant Aid
47,522
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,816
Total Undergrad students
5%
International Students
89%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.15%
Black or African American 6.46%
White or Caucasian 62.25%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.28%
Asian 6.62%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.06%
Two or more races 7.28%
Other 0.99%

Gender

Male (50%)
Female (50%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 90%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Common Good Day, Ivies Weekend and Museum Receptions

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Outing Club, Intramural sports, Community Service Volunteer Programs, WBOR 91.1 FM Radio and Bowdoin Orient Student Newspaper

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
self-defense education, safe ride service, emergency notification system

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Division 1 No
Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash No Division 1 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Division 3 No
Sailing No Division 1 No
Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash No Division 1 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball No Division 3 No
Water Polo No Checkmark No

Faculty

228
Total Faculty
9:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 194
Part-time - 34
Male - 105
Female - 123