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Reviews 621 total reviews with an average rating of 4.1

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not much of a scene

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think I have gotten unlucky with my classes. I have found that my professors have not been very exceptional, but other students seem to have many great professors. Class size is great though.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Career Planning Center is great, but you must take intitiative!

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We have the best security ever. Campus police are concerned with students' safety and it never feels like they are out to get you. They really are friendly and look out for students. The health office is also staffed with extremely friendly and helpful doctors.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: After having visited 24 college campuses, Bowdoin easily has one of the best housing options. There is a wide variety of types of housing, and the school does a great job of pairing incoming Freshmen roommates

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not involved in athletics, so I don't find it being much of my life at all. However plenty of my friends are very dedicated to their teams, and seem to really love it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think that Bowdoin's community is absolutely exceptional. In the end, the connections you make during college -- both with peers and professors-- are extremely important for both your social life and your professional career. While I've been underwhelmed by a number of classes, I think the student body's attitude is one of a kind.

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.

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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.

12 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
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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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