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Ranking

#6 National Liberal
Arts College
Source:
2013 U.S.News Rankings
 

GEOGRAPHIC
Diversity

  • 65% of students are from outside of New England.
  • 9% of the students are from outside the US.
  • CA, CT, IL, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TX all have 10 or more students that are enrolling in the fall.
  • Learn more about multicultural life at Bowdoin here.

 

 

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Bowdoin College


Overview

  • Bowdoin is a small liberal arts college on the the Atlantic coast in Brunswick, Maine, located 2 1/2 hours driving distance from Boston. Map.
  • Bowdoin enrolls approximately 1,775 undergraduate students.
  • As of 2008, Bowdoin eliminated loans for all new and current students receiving financial aid, replacing those loans with grants beginning with the 2008-09 academic year.
  • Bowdoin is the first college in Maine to eliminate loans for all students.

Socio-economic Diversity

  • 12% of students receiving financial aid at Bowdoin have family incomes below $50,000.
  • 15% of students at Bowdoin receive Federal Pell Grants, which mostly go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.
  • 12% of students in the Class of 2017 are the first member of their family to attend a four-year college.

    Racial/Ethnic Diversity
    African American 6%
    Asian American 7%
    Caucasian 65%
    Hispanic 12%
    Nonresident 4%
    Native American and
    Native Hawaiian
    <1%
    Two or more races 6%
    Unknown 1%

     

    Gender Ratio
    Female 51%
    Male 49%

     

 
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School Profile

Campus Setting

  • Suburban 
  • Town population: 22,000

Size

  • 1,775 undergraduates 
  • 497 first year students

Admissions

  • 14.5% applicants admitted 
  • 86% in top 10% of HS class (for those with a precise rank)

    For those submitting testing:
  • SAT CR Middle 50%: 680-760
  • SAT M Middle 50%: 680-750
  • SAT W Middle 50%: 690-770
  • ACT Middle 50%: 30-33
  • 76% of the class of 2017 submitted testing results
 

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