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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
University Website: www.bowdoin.edu/
Apply Online: www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/apply/
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Bowdoin College /ˈboʊdɨn/, founded in 1794, is a private liberal arts college located in the coastal Maine town of Brunswick. The college enrolls approximately 1,700 students and has been coeducational since 1971. It offers 33 majors and 4 additional minors, and the student-faculty ratio is 9:1. Famous alumni include Joshua Chamberlain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry W. Longfellow. It is a highly selective liberal arts college. The 2013 annual ranking of U.S. News & World Report rates it tied for the 6th best liberal arts college in the nation and it is ranked 14th on Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges.

Bowdoin is located on the shores of Casco Bay and the Androscoggin River, 12 miles (19 km) north of Freeport, Maine, and 28 miles (45 km) north of Portland, Maine. In addition to its Brunswick campus, Bowdoin also owns a 118-acre (478,000 m²) coastal studies center on Orrs Island and a 200-acre (809,000 m²) scientific field station on Kent Island in the Bay of Fundy.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $42,386.00 avg tuition

5700 College Station - President's Office
Brunswick, ME 04011-8448
(207) 725-3000

Apply online Admissions:
www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid:
www.bowdoin.edu/studentaid/

Areas of Study:

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Bowdoin College

Statistics:
Applied 6,554
Admitted 1,056 16%
Enrolled total 484
Full Time: 484
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 670 750
SAT Math 660 740
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 670 760
ACT Composite 30 33
ACT English 31 35
ACT Math 29 34
ACT Writing 8 10
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 97%
4-year graduation rate 89%
6-year graduation rate 94%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Recommended
Secondary School Rank Recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Bowdoin College

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $42,386.00 $42,386.00 $42,386.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $430.00 $430.00 $430.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $829.00 $829.00 $829.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $11,654.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $1,250.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $60.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $820.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 53%
Percent receiving grant aid 53%
Avg amount of grant aid $32,425.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 18%
Avg amount of student loan aid $5,955.00

Bowdoin College

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES
African Studies X
Asian Studies/Civilization X
Latin American Studies X
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies X
Women's Studies X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X
Neuroscience X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer Science X
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS
English Language and Literature, General X
FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
French Language and Literature X
German Language and Literature X
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General X
Russian Language and Literature X
Spanish Language and Literature X
HISTORY
History, General X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Mathematics, General X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Ancient Studies/Civilization X
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology X
Mathematics and Computer Science X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Studies X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X
Religion/Religious Studies X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemical Physics X
Chemistry, General X
Geochemistry X
Geology/Earth Science, General X
Geophysics and Seismology X
Physics, General X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Anthropology X
Archeology X
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics X
Economics, General X
Political Science and Government, General X
Sociology X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Art History, Criticism and Conservation X
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Music, General X
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism X

Bowdoin College Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Beinecke Scholarship Program $34,000 February 17, 2017
IES Merit-Based Scholarship for Under-Represented Students Up to $5,000 April 01, 2017

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