Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
14%
Acceptance Rate
7,251
Students Applied
1%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
3
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2020
Other
Early Decision II
January 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$65
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
10%
Out-Of-State Students
89%
US States Represented
46
Countries Represented
35
46%
Submitting ACT
60%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 32
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1405
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
650
75th
770
Reading
25th
650
75th
740
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
86
Top 25%
96
Top 50%
100

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admissions@bowdoin.edu
Admissions Telephone: 207-725-3100
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.88 Average Rating
Have a great interview!!
Scott from Kent, CT
Try to apply for the Bowdoin Explore program that pays for you to stay and visit the college for a weekend. It will let you know whether the school is right for you. Don't let senior year slip up either. Three years of work can be ruined by one lazy year.
Allyson from West Bloomfield, MI
Check out all the different clubs on campus. There are so many for such a small school!
Samuel from South China, ME
Come in and be open to everything you never thought you would do. You will love yourself for doing it.
Jared from South Orange, NJ
If you're interested in Bowdoin it only makes sense to visit the campus and check out everything from classrooms to dorm rooms to the famous and amazing dining halls.
Marcela from Saint Louis, MO
It is very important that you are committed to extra-curricular activities and have participated in community service events. Bowdoin is also test-optional.
Symone from Calumet City, IL
You'll be happy where ever you go, but being a polar bear gives you international pride.
AM New York, NY
Be prepared for anything at anytime. A lot of activities happen at Bowdoin for everything you could think of. Ask about the Colby-Bates rivalry and you have yourself a wonderful and funny conversation. If you're shy, this might not be the place for you because there is no hiding at such a small school and soon you'll know everyone on campus, have dinner at your professors house, or walking the town of Brunswick with a group of diverse friends bigger than you ever could imagine.
Taylor from Baltimore, MD
Study hard and get involved! You've probably heard this a million times, but you'll be glad if you do. Talk with people from the college whether they be students, professors, or coaches so that you can ask specific questions.
KT
Be prepared academically. Professors expect your best!
Rubi from Tucson, AZ

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