Bowdoin College is located near the Androscoggin River and Casco Bay in Brunswick, Maine. Bowdoin is ranked #3 in National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and #4 in Grateful Grads by Forbes. Bowdoin uses its location to research climate change and environmental issues in its scientific field station on Kent Island and coastal studies center on Orr’s island. The school’s weekly newspaper, The Bowdoin Orient, is the oldest continuously-run college weekly in the US.
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.