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Bowdoin College Admissions

Bowdoin admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 15%. Students that get into Bowdoin have an average SAT score between 1360-1510 or an average ACT score of 31-33. The regular admissions application deadline for Bowdoin is January 1. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Bowdoin early decision deadline is November 15.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
15%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
27%
Total Applicants
6,799
SAT Range
1360-1510
SAT Reading
670-760
SAT Math
670-760
Students Submitting SAT
53%
ACT Range
31-33
ACT English
31-35
ACT Math
29-34
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
27%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$65
Application Website
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Neither required nor recommended
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
89%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.18 responses
Poll
94%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.18 responses
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