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Brunswick, ME, USA
4.88 Average Rating
Located near the Androscoggin River and Casco Bay, Bowdoin College is a 4-year liberal arts college in coastal Maine. With a focus on using education for the common good, Bowdoin offers undergraduate degrees in over 30 majors. Additionally, Bowdoin is home to the Schiller Coastal Studies Center, a facility that utilizes its location to research climate change and environmental issues. For journalistically-inclined students The Bowdoin Orient is the oldest continuously-run college weekly newspaper in the United States.
Key Admissions Stats
- Not for Profit
This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission
Level of Institution
Suburb or town
|Application Type||Application Deadline||Reply Deadline|
|Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted.||November 15|
|Fall Regular Decision||January 5|
Admitted Student Stats
Average ACT Composite: 32
Average SAT Composite: 1405
Key Academic Stats
Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
SemesterSee your fit
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
8:1US National: 21:1
Tuition, Cost & Aid
Key Financial Stats
Average Net Price
|In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.||
|Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.||
|Room and Board
The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
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Aid & Grants
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
Key Campus Stats
49%US National: 44%
51%US National: 56%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
On Campus Women's Center
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Divisional Sports Nickname
black and white
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
New England Small College Ath Conf
24-HR security patrol
Campus emergency phones
Post Grad Stats
Top 5 Cities
6 mos. after graduation
6 years after graduation
What Students Are Saying
4.88 Average Rating
I chose this school over the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, and the honors college at the University of Michigan because it has the rare combination of academic rigor, high quality of life, and a selective campus full of people who are kind and intelligent. The school was also very generous in the amount of financial aid I received. If you have a love of learning and enjoying nature's wonders, consider Bowdoin very seriously in your college search.
Allyson from West Bloomfield, MI
A small school with a liberal student body that is very focused on academics. Most students are on varsity sports teams or clubs. The food is so good.
Samuel from South China, ME
It has been an incredible experience so far. I love the campus and community, and the teachers compel me to work hard. I am in my second year, and I am loving every minute of it.
Jared from South Orange, NJ
Bowdoin is hands down the best school I applied to! The financial aid is Ivy caliber, the college is extremely competitive to get into, and the general atmosphere is excellent. At Bowdoin you feel welcomed from the moment you set foot on campus even if you aren't sure you're going to be attending.
Marcela from Saint Louis, MO
Bowdoin is unique as its name. Though the campus is small, the hearts of the people here are big. Bowdoin is truly a place of the common good.
Symone from Calumet City, IL
A small but large enough campus. Students who get excited about what they study. Beautiful community of people and lovely surrounding area.
AM New York, NY
One of the best schools I've seen. Been living on campus during the summer since I was in 7th grade. Now I'm a senior and I'm sure this is the school for me.
Taylor from Baltimore, MD
Bowdoin is a fantastic school that challenges you academically and opens your mind to new ideas. The people and the town are wonderful. As a student, you will feel spoiled; but in a good way.
Bowdoin is absolutely amazing. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else for the next four years. A place with a friendly atmosphere, supportive professors, a rigorous curriculum, and great food.
Rubi from Tucson, AZ
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