5700 College Station Brunswick, ME 04011-8448 207-725-3100
http://www.bowdoin.edu admissions@bowdoin.edu
About Bowdoin College
  • Year of Foundation 1794
  • Size of Campus 205 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,666
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 51%, 49%, 88%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $39,605
  • Room and Board $10,880
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee $60
  • Enrollment No. 1,772
Bowdoin is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794. It is located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of 22,000 on the Maine coast. Study at Bowdoin leads to a bachelor of arts degree in one of over 40 departmental and interdisciplinary majors. Bowdoin enrolls approximately 1,750 students from across the country and around the world.A liberal arts education at Bowdoin isn’t about being small and safe-it’s about having the support to take surprising risks. Students undertake this journey with faculty members who are scholars and artists of distinction who actively shape their fields. From their first-year seminar through their senior year, students are immersed in subjects with teachers who illuminate their learning with their own passion for their discipline. Faculty and students work together in small classes, in labs, in performance halls, and in the field where students are active participants in performing real-world research.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Asian Week (culminating with the Asian Student Association Fashion Show, highlighting traditional attire of Asian nations); Battle of the Bands; Bear AIDS (a daylong benefit concert with 5 or 6 bands, including the winner of the Battle of the Bands); Black
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Beta Kappa
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Catholic Students Union, Christian Fellowship, Hillel, Meditation and Buddhist Studies Group
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African American Society, Amnesty International, Anokha (South Asian Students Coalition), Asian Student Association, Caribbean Student Alliance, Circolo Italiano, Global Help, Hawaii Ohana, International Club, Korean-Americ
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other
  • Distance to nearest train Portland (25)
  • Distance to nearest bus Brunswick (0)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Portland (30), Boston (130)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 21%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 95%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 34%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 32
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 27%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (63%), apartment for single students (22%), special housing for disabled students (0%), other housing options (15%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 18%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 97%
Campus Services
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,500
  • Museums Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Arctic Studies Center, Educational Research and Development Program, Baldwin Center for Learning and Teaching, Coastal Studies Center, Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island, Wish Theater, Pi
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Subscriptions 6,300
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Other
  • Number of e-books 81,664
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 500
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Microforms 112,408
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 150
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 995,507
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 250
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Library Facilities Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Beckwith Music Library, Hatch Science Library, Pierce Art Library, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections and Archives, Government Documents, Language Media Center, Russwurm African-American Center Library, Women
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 23,153
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 4,500
Student Employment and Career
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 60%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs BUSINESS: Morgan Stanley, Banc of America Securities, Charles River Associates, Cambridge Associates, Deloitte Consulting, LL Bean, State Street Bank, Discover Re, Tecolote Research, Kellogg Group, Goldman Sachs, American Express, Schwartz Communications,
  • Employed Students after 2 years 80%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 46%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,835
  • Employed Students after 1 year 71%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village