- 4 Year
- BRUNSWICK, ME
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- Academicsgrade A+
- Valuegrade A+
- Diversitygrade A
- Campusgrade A
- Athleticsgrade B
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade A+
- Locationgrade B+
- Dormsgrade A+
- Campus Foodgrade A+
- Student Lifegrade A
- Safetygrade B+
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.
Bowdoin College Rankings
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Most Popular Majors
- Political Science and Government108 Graduates
- Economics69 Graduates
- Mathematics54 Graduates
- History34 Graduates
- Computer Science30 Graduates
- Environmental Science30 Graduates
- Biology27 Graduates
- European and Russian Studies27 Graduates
- Neuroscience and Neurobiology27 Graduates
- Research and Experimental Psychology26 Graduates
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")
- Bright and intelligent, yet modest29%
- Smart and Energetic29%
- Wealthy, white11%
- Smart, strategic, casual8%
- Drive, passionate5%
- Bowdoin is the people that make it.42%
- Best college ever!26%
- Bowdoin makes me optimistic about the future.5%
- Home away from home3%
Bowdoin College Reviews
Socially it's like a Prep School on steroids, if you are looking for a party school this likely isn't the place for you, also the local Police are known to come down hard on the students and the school does more to ensure their reputation is intact than support their students.
As a high end academic school athletics is secondary. Historically they were well integrated into the culture, but as the school has evolved and eliminated things like sororities and fraternities, athletics, especially for the men, has become less valued.
Two examples come to mind. The men's football program has only won 3 games since 2015, and the hockey program, which has a very distinguished history, has struggled for the past 4-5 years since the long term coach retired, as his replacement has struggled.