Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
location
Private
type
Small
setting
50%
50%
student ratio
1,816
total students
Tuition Cost $51,344 | $51,344
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $46,562
January 1
fall application deadline
13%
acceptance rate
Most Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
695
sat math
695
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
31
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.
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French 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.
    • Spanish and Iberian 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
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary 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.
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Research and Experimental Psychology Related
      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.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

13% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,251
    • Accepted988
    • Acceptance Rate13%
    • Enrolled1,816
    • Female Applicants4,238
    • Females Accepted525
    • Female Acceptance Rate12%
    • Male Applicants3,013
    • Males Accepted463
    • Male Acceptance Rate15%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $65
    • 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 freshman
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 1st March 20th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • 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 695 650 750
    • SAT Math 695 640 760
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 31 30 34
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$51,344
    • Out-of-state tuition *$51,344
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$504
    • Room and board *$14,132
    • Room only *$6,604
    • * 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

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$46,562
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$47,275
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$55,643
    • Average Grant Aid:$1,000
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$44,824
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 100%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 100%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,816
    • Male Student Percentage50%
    • Female Student Percentage50%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino11.15%
    • Black or African American6.46%
    • White or Caucasian62.25%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.28%
    • Asian6.62%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.06%
    • Two or more races7.28%
    • Unknown or International Student.99%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout4.91% representing 35 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 90%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • 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 Radio, Bowdoin Orient Student Newspaper
  • 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 No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division 1 No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash No Division 1 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 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 No No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby No Division 3 No
    • Sailing No Division 1 No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division 1 No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash No Division 1 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 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 Breakdown
    • Total Faculty228
    • Full-time Percentage85%
    • Part-time Percentage15%
    • Female Percentage54%
    • Male Percentage46%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 1,814 students to 205 faculty

Location & Contact

255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States

Claudia Marroquin

Director of Admissions

Phone: 207-725-3100
Fax: 207-725-3101
Email: admissions@bowdoin.edu

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