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Bowdoin College

School Profile

  • Bowdoin CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Brunswick, ME
  • Bridgat: Offers Free Shipping Backpacks
  • Acceptance Rate: 19%
  • Accreditation: New England Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 1,723
First-year Undergraduate Students: 488
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 1,716

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of African Studies
  • Bachelor of Ancient Studies/Civilization
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Archaeology
  • Bachelor of Art History/Criticism/Conservation
  • Bachelor of Asian Studies
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Central/Eastern European Studies
  • Bachelor of Chemical Physics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Classical/Ancient Mediterranean/Near Eastern Studies
  • Bachelor of Classics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Econometrics
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Geochemistry
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of GeophysicsSeismology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Latin American Studies
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Neuroscience
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Romance Languages
  • Bachelor of Russian
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Theater Literature/History/Criticism
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $40,020
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $40,020

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test: Recommended
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • ACT: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 600
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 250


Member: NCAA
Team name: Polar Bears


  • Ranked #6 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #11 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #8 Best Value Schools

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Admissions Address

5000 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011-8441
(207) 725-3100
Fax: (207) 725-3101
Contact: Scott Meiklejohn
Dean of Admissions and Student Aid

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 20%
Early decision acceptance rate 31%
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 18%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 6,018
Female applicants 3,436
Male applicants 2,582
Applicants accepted 1,183
Female applicants accepted 595
Male applicants accepted 588
Freshman enrollment 510
Female freshman enrollment 250
Male freshman enrollment 260
Early decision applicants 740
Early decision applicants accepted 226
Early decision applicants enrolled 219
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 43%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 51%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 70%
SAT Critical Reading average score 710
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 650-750
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 700
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 660-750
SAT Writing average score 710
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 660-750
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 33%
Average ACT Composite score 32
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 30-33
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 30-35
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 29-34

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