Bowdoin College

626 reviews
  1. Brunswick, ME
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
Bowdoin College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Small College Athletic Conference
Address
255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011

Bowdoin College Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
15%
SAT Range
1360-1510
ACT Range
31-33
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$22,289/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,925/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,713/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,173/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,367/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,770/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
97%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,802Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Smart and Energetic
    35%
  • Bright and intelligent, yet modest
    18%
  • Smart, strategic, casual
    18%
  • Drive, passionate
    12%
  • Ambitious
    6%
  • Driven
    6%
  • Lighthearted and casual
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.27 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.46 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Best college ever!
    31%
  • Bowdoin is the people that make it.
    31%
  • Exceptional
    31%
  • Bowdoin makes me optimistic about the future.
    6%

After Bowdoin College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
93%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.13 responses

Reviews

626 reviews
  • Excellent
    220
  • Very Good
    228
  • Average
    152
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    5
This small community, top-notch food and board, great professors and diverse community earns a 5-star review. My only objection is the extremely pc atmosphere; though, I'm sure that is common among many colleges. At Bowdoin, however, you can't ignore it.
  • Sophomore
  • 16 days ago
I've met some awesome kids, learned from great professors, and enjoyed an incredible quality of life here on the Maine Coast.
  • College Sophomore
  • 3 months ago
I had a great first year here. Truly great experience.
  • College Freshman
  • 4 months ago