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Greek Life: Dont have greek life. Have social houses

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Off-Campus Housing: Idk. never lived off campus

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I dont know, I don't party. It is just pretty loud usually, and the usualy party scene. Nothing too crazy.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Well the food is good, the price it bite expensive.

3 College Freshman

Administration: .I don't know much. Haven't heard to much good or bad.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It went well, submitted the required paperworks and got the aid I mostly needed. Kinda of wish Bowdoin gave may one to two thousand more, since my family it not very well off.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dining hall, some nights its good some nights its bad. During bad nights, the food don't have seasoning just bland. I wouldn't rank it number in dining hall food wise.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Appleton dorms were quite spacious. Moores isn't very good except if you live in the ends of the building

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of good options, but nothing like you'd find in a big city. It can get expensive, but it's close to campus and can be fun.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's a small, prestigious college, so it's never too crazy. Ivies, the yearly music festival, can get pretty intense, but for the most part it's relatively quiet.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: Security is all about keeping it safe, not punishment. If you're caught with hard alcohol you could be put on social probation, especially if you need to get transported, but beer is easy to come by and you almost certainly won't get in trouble for it. If you're caught with drugs you will get in trouble, but if you're honest they'll probably give you an easy punishment.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Bowdoin really tries to be affordable to everyone, and from what I've heard they're usually pretty successful. If you have problems, I would really talk to the financial aid office. We have one of the best endowments for colleges our size and only 48% of the population is on financial aid, so I would be exceptionally surprised if they couldn't shuffle money around if you have a good reason.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food is fabulous at Bowdoin. There are always gluten-free and vegan options. In the interest of full disclosure, my vegan roommate does complain about the vegan food a fair amount (there's usually only one or two options, so if those aren't on point you're pretty stuck), but unless you go to a super-liberal school, I really doubt you'd find better anywhere else. As a vegetarian, I can always find wonderful food. If you don't like dining hall options, there is always the Pub, and the restaurants around are good (but expensive).

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: First-year housing is actually pretty good-- all rooms, from doubles to quints have a common room, which is super useful when you're living with four other people. After first year, the good housing options get a bit harder to get into, and most sophomores end up far off campus. Non-chem free housing (where you and your floor/housemates agree not to have alcohol or drugs in the room) is pretty disgusting, but it makes it much easier to find a party.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone is social for the most part.

5 College Student

Party Scene: There's a little bit of everything happening. The College also has lots of activites, and many people go on Outing Club adventures.

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Off-Campus Housing: Most people prefer to live on campus because the atmosphere is just so great. The apartments that Bowdoin has are nice, but I'd say most people stay on campus.

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Brunswick, ME has a lot to offer when it comes to cuisine! There is a great Indian restaurant, along with Mexican, Italian, many different types of Asian, gelato, bakeries, donut shops, seafood (Bowdoin is right next to the ocean), Thai, homemade pizza, sushi, etc. There are so many options that I haven't been to all of them. Many different ethnicities.

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5 College Student

Administration: Bowdoin respects its students and trusts us to do the right thing.

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5 College Student

Scholarships: Bowdoin is need-blind in the admissions process, and they also guarantee that you will graduate debt free. Because Bowdoin cares about the common good, they truly want people to go into the world pursuing their passion instead of trying to pay off college debt.

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5 College Student

Campus Food: Food at Bowdoin consistently ranks either #1 or #2 in the country. IT'S AMAZING. So many healthy options, and it's all just so great. There are also food trucks, and there are night snacks on the weekends as well. Brunswick also has a plethora of restaurants (as well as amazing gelato)

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5 College Student

Campus Housing: Friendly environment. Gorgeous campus. Dorms consistently rank as one of the best in the country. Downtown Brunswick is adorable and has anything a college student could want; there are also many many restaurants of almost every ethnicity. Bowdoin blends right into the Brunswick community.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't experienced it myself.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Nice assortment including breakfast diners, Indian restaurants, and more.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I feel as though they jump to conclusions sometimes.

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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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