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Reviews 614 total reviews with an average rating of 4.1

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Lots of drinking, but the school keeps the focus on safety and not on discipline. This seems to work really well in my experience. People have some rough nights but in general stay very safe and are never in any danger.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school is very serious about health and safety and takes all steps to prevent and help deal with all problems of this matter. These issues are not swept under the rug.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Close to class and very comfortable.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Being a small school, many students are athletes. Everyone has access to the same facilities though, and there is a strong intramural and club sports scene for people not on varsity teams.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've met some awesome kids, learned from great professors, and enjoyed an incredible quality of life here on the Maine Coast.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Really enjoyed my overall experience thus far. Liberal arts allows me to take any class in any department, which is pretty cool.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security just wants to help. In the heat of the moment they may be annoying, but they are just there for us at the end of the day. Usually not there to get you in trouble, either.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I was put into a forced quint, which wasn't so nice, but rooms are very spacious and a lot of thingy can definitely get done.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: Not a huge fan of the athletics at Bowdoin. That being said, I'm friends with a lot of athletes and I do enjoy their company.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I had a great first year here. Truly great experience.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's hard being a conservative on campus because most people do not agree with you.

11 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Bowdoin is almost non-existent. Alcohol is about the only substance on campus

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Love the college housing options and all of them are really good. Much better than any college I've ever been to

4 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Athletics: Bowdoin is a very athletic campus. A lot of people play sports and the facilities are amazing.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is incredible. Crime rarely happens and when it does, security and the Police are on it right away.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Party Scene: The party scene at Bowdoin is pretty terrible (with an occasional fun party), so don't get your hopes up and think this is a party school.

5 people found this useful Report
2 College Senior

Party Scene: The parties at Bowdoin have the same 50 people at them every weekend and they are far from fun, but it is what you make of it.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Diversity: Bowdoin is less diverse than one would think.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Drug Safety: Some people do drugs, but it is very under the radar and can be easily avoided.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Health & Safety: The Bowdoin Security team is incredible and generally make me feel safe at all times. Recently, the only reason for sexual assaults on/near campus have been due to non-bowdoin community members from the greater Brunswick community and security has gone above and beyond in attempts to keep further assaults from happening.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I'm very grateful to be at Bowdoin and my love for the school has grown as I have realized how much it has given to me.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Anyone who graduates from Bowdoin will get a phenomenal job if they put in the effort. The alumni network and career planning are both incredible resources.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Campus Housing: It is great, but I would say as you get older, the housing gets larger, not necessarily nicer. The freshman doors are by far the nicest and many of the housing buildings need a facelift.

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Senior

Greek Life: we don't have greek life and I'm very happy about it.

5 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Athletics: There are some teams, such as the field hockey, women's rugby, and tennis teams, that are stand outs among the varsity teams.

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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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