Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB+
- Campus FoodA+
- Student LifeA+
Bowdoin College is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
New England Small College Athletic Conference
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.42 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.44 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.44 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.30 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.50 responses
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After Bowdoin College
- Very Good233
Scholarly atmosphere overall. Students are incredibly smart and give off an intellectual vibe, but at the same time are down to earth. Work tends to be very challenging, but the environment is supportive. At Bowdoin, you can feel yourself learning and growing in many ways.
- 3 hours ago
Love Bowdoin.... best choice I've ever made was to apply ED1 here. Everyone is incredibly smart, but incredibly humble. The environment here is 100% collaborative instead of competitive and that is what makes Bowdoin different.
- 3 days ago
I applied to Bowdoin through ED, and are in my senior year here. I truly have no regrets and completely enjoy my time here. The college really stands by its three core values: intellectual engagement, connection to the place and commitment to the Common Good. The people here are exception, and willing to know and help you as much as they can. It's a place that you learn how to stretch yourself and step out of your comfort zone. If you don't like to do so, maybe Bowdoin is not the place for you.
- 3 days ago