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Bowdoin College

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.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Town
In State Students
10%
Out of State Students
85%
0
100
10%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2018
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Other January 1, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
1,816
Total Number of Undergrads
1,816
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
86%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
93%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$19,001
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$53,922
Out-of-State Tuition
$53,922
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
49%
Average Aid Per Year
$44,824
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
215
Size of Town
Town: Fringe
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Portland
San Francisco
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$58,700
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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
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

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