Location
Brunswick, ME
Undergrads
1,831
Tuition
$44,118
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 708 total reviews with an average rating of 4.0

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is very little crime. The town is very safe and safety is not a major issue.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The school puts in a huge effort to educate us on what we are doing with drugs.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: We have some of the best campus housing in America. There is a wide variety of options as such as dorms, old fraternity houses, and apartments.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Advisors are always around to help you. The perks of going to a smaller school is having professors be available at convenient times.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Academics: We offer some of the most interesting and engaging courses as a liberal arts college. Study what you want!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Even though we're in Maine, downtown Brunswick has a wide variety of dining options from Vietnamese to Indian.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Life on campus is high quality. Best food topped with some of the best living spaces.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There's always something exciting going on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The school is very reasonable and the officers are some of the nicest people around.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here. The people. The atmosphere. The education. And America's #1 college food!

3 College Freshman

Parking: It's pretty convenient for the the most part.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Working with the financial aid office is a blessing.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: We're all very athletic for the most part. Even the non-athletes.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It gets cold in Maine

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Very nice townspeople. We have a great relationship with the community.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Sometimes I wish I went to a larger institution but no major regrets.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Transportation: Shuttle services is great, you can call at almost any time and be picked up almost anywhere. Taxis are free within one mile of campus on weekends and there are about six zip cars available for use on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Diversity: Although the college claims to be diverse it is made up of mostly upper middle class students. The campus is not at all accepting of conservative ideologies. Any student who holds conservative beliefs is forced to stay in the closet unless they wish to be labeled a bigot.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: The atmosphere is very academically rigorous but not at all competitive. Everyone wants to to well and for the most part wants everyone else to do well. Lots of collaborative studying and group problem sets.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Facilities: The most powerful thing about a Bowdoin education is the alumni network that comes along with it. The career planning center has really ramped up their efforts and they are more than willing to assist students in connecting with industry members and land them jobs or internships.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Pretty standard boozing a partaking in the reefer. Not many "potheads" but most students will smoke. Social life pretty much revolves around drinking. Pretty noticeable divide between those who are "chem free" and those who are not.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Computers: IT will solve any problems you may have. Nearly everyone has a computer, but there are always labs open and plenty of computers available. There is plenty of great free software available for downloading.

5 College Junior

Academics: All classes are extremely challenging, but you get your money's worth. Professors are also extremely helpful, and will go above and beyond to make sure you understand the material. Classes fill up very quickly, but more professors are being hired. Hopefully they hire a fulltime professor in Financial Economcs.

5 College Junior

Academics: Probably too many majors, some smaller esoteric departments take up faculty slots that could be better allocated. All tenured professors are excellent, but it is somtimes hit or his with some associate professors. Associate professors are all very intelligent, but not always the best teachers. That being said, Bowdoin is a teaching college and therefor places a high amount of strain on professors.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: There is not really a bad place to live on campus with the exception of the dreaded Chambo double.

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Danica Loucks
Hometown
Hamilton, Mont.
Major
Probably Sociology and German
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College is a place where people from many different backgrounds come together, so it would be impossible to meet every desire of every student, and it's doubtful that any university or college could achieve a perfect environment with no area for improvement. However, at Bowdoin, a strong majority of the students say they are glad they made the decision to come here. Even those who initially didn't feel comfortable at Bowdoin admit to eventually developing a strong fondness for the school. And even when certain administrative procedures or requirements don't seem to make sense, the discourse that develops from these issues only adds to the vibrancy of Bowdoin's ongoing intellectual conversations. Bowdoin represents a place for students to experience a new way of seeing and interpreting life—students here come to realize that attending college is not just about going to classes, participating in sports, and partying on weekends, but it’s about doing everything with passion, determination, and the ability to give back.

Many select Bowdoin as their first-choice school because of the intimacy between the administrators, faculty, coaches, alumni, and students. Plus, the resources available are remarkable. The picture Admissions presents to high school students is not accurate in all aspects because there is so much more to Bowdoin that cannot be portrayed in brochures and on websites, but when most first-year students finally experience Bowdoin up close and personal, their love for the school grows. Students here are subject to constant busyness and often stress, yet the rewards of applying themselves passionately to life at college make that stress a beneficial one. Being a Polar Bear is more than hating the Panthers or Mules—it’s about honoring the faculty and coaches, as well as the entire experience, the past, the future, and interactions you are sharing with your peers. The best things about going to college here is the confidence you will gain in yourself to do anything you dream and the knowledge and skills you need to achieve those dreams.

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