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Bowdoin College

255 Maine Street,
Brunswick, Maine – 4011 
Phone: 
(207)725-3000

ADMISSION

Percent Admitted

9%

Admissions Yield

63%

Applicants Total

9,325

Admissions Total

822

ENROLLMENT

Bowdoin College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,951 and a student faculty ratio of 9:1.

Total entering students at the undergraduate level, fall 2021
521
Total Enrollment
1,951
Undergraduate Enrollment
1,951
Graduate Enrollment
0
Full-time Retention Rate, 2021
97
Student-to-faculty Ratio
9
Enrolled Total
517

FEES

The total tuition and fees for Bowdoin College is $

  • Undergraduate Application Fee:
    $65
  • Total Tuition and Fees:
    $58,322
  • Total Tuition and Fees for In-State Students:
    $76,310
  • Total Tuition and Fees for Out of State Students:
    $76,310

ACT Requirements​

24%

Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT

33%

ACT Composite 25th Percentile

35%

ACT Composite 75th Percentile

SAT Requirements

Successful applicants to Bowdoin College scored between a 1440 – 1550 on the SAT’s. The average SAT score is a 1500. Roughly 32% of applicants submitted SAT scores.

SAT Statistics
Percentiles
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT:
32%
SAT Reading and Writing 25th Percentile Score:
710
SAT Reading and Writing 75th Percentile Score:
770
SAT Math 25th Percentile Score:
730
SAT Math 75th Percentile Score:
780

Admissions Criteria

The Bowdoin College evaluates applicants based on a variety of factors including secondary school GPA, secondary school rank, secondary school record, recommendations, and admission test scores. The following table illustrates the importance of each according to the Common Data Set (CDS).

Secondary school GPA
Recommended
Secondary school rank
Recommended
Secondary school record
Required
Recommendations
Required
Admission test scores
Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Required

Diversity Statistics: Race & Ethnicity

Diversity Statistics
%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are American Indian or Alaska Native
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Black or African American
6%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Hispanic/Latino
11%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are White
57%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Race/ethnicity unknown
0%
Percent of undergraduate enrollment that are Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
9%

STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

62% of students at Bowdoin College are awarded financial aid with an average package of $45,153. Financial aid is based on the parental income and sometimes assets to determine the amount of eligible aid a student may receive.

62%

Percent of full-time first-time undergraduates awarded any financial aid

$45,153

Average amount of federal, state, local or institutional grant aid awarded

$26,727

Average net price-students awarded grant or scholarship aid

Graduation Statistics

Bowdoin College has an average graduation rate of 89% within 4 years and 94% within 6 years. At Bowdoin College, 448 students earn a bachelors, 0 receive a master’s, and 0 receive their doctorate.

Roughly 9% of the student body are from foreign countries,8% in-state, and 84% out-of-state.
Generally speaking, colleges and universities accept more in-state applicants than out-of-state applicants. In-state applicants have a higher probability of acceptance, with admissions being the most competitive for foreign students.

Graduation Statistics
Percent of first-time undergraduates – in-state
8%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – out-of-state
84%
Percent of first-time undergraduates – foreign countries
9%
Number of students receiving a Bachelor’s degree
448
Number of students receiving a Master’s degree
0
Number of students receiving a Doctor’s degree
0
Graduation rate, total cohort
94
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 4 years, total
89
Graduation rate – Bachelor degree within 6 years, total
94