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Bowdoin College
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  • 4 Year
  • BRUNSWICK, ME

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

255 MAINE STREET
BRUNSWICK, ME 04011
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
From Bowdoin College

Bowdoin (bo-d'n) may surprise you. Situated in a coastal Maine town, we produce leading scholars, innovators, and humanitarians. Alumni include Reed Hastings (CEO/founder of Netflix) and DeRay Mckesson (Black Lives Matter). Students balance rigorous academics with the fun of more than 100 student clubs. Unfamiliar with Maine? We have beaches, mountains, food trucks, and upscale restaurants. We sport L.L.Bean boots while engaging in social justice and community service. Bowdoin students, diverse in backgrounds and interests, are funded by an annual financial aid budget of $45 million.

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Bowdoin College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 5
Acceptance Rate
9%
SAT Range
1360-1510
ACT Range
31-33
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$23,808 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$46,902 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
56%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
98%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 42 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 63 responses
40%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 63 responses

Majors

Romance Languages and Literature

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Bowdoin engages students and faculty in a variety of collaborative pedagogical and research experiences and approaches to further expand knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Francophone, Italian, and Hispanic cultures. (Image: Spanish students engage with the Museum of Art exhibition, "Let's Get Lost")

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,834 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
36%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Bright and intelligent, yet modest
    29%
  • Smart and Energetic
    29%
  • Wealthy, white
    11%
  • Driven
    8%
  • Smart, strategic, casual
    8%
  • Drive, passionate
    5%
  • Ambitious
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 49 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Bowdoin is the people that make it.
    42%
  • Best college ever!
    26%
  • Exceptional
    16%
  • Bowdoin makes me optimistic about the future.
    5%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Homogeneous
    3%
  • Strict
    3%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
95%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 21 responses

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