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BOWDOIN COLLEGE, BRUNSWICK, MAINE

Brunswick, MaineLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1794Established Year
  1816Enrollment

Bowdoin College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

Bowdoin College is a private liberal Arts College founded back in 1794. Bowdoin College offers Undergraduate degree courses to the students in several disciplines and a wide choice of Majors and Minors for them to choose. The College Campus is located at the heart of Maine Town, Brunswick. The College imparts liberals arts education in such a manner that it helps to cultivate the mind and imagination of the students. 

The current enrollment of the university is 1,805 students and the full-time faculty at the university is 189. Of the total faculty, 99% of them have completed the highest degree in their field. 71% of the class has a class size with fewer than 20 students and the student to faculty ratio of the university is 9:1. 

Bowdoin College offers programs in Economics, Neuroscience, Neurology, English, Psychology and various other fields. 12% of students from Bowdoin got into graduate school, Ph.D.’s and master’s degrees, or medical or law school just after graduating.

Rankings

Ranked 6th in National Liberal Arts College by U.S. News and World Report, “Best Colleges” Ranking 2020.

Ranked 44th in Top US Universities by Times Higher Education World Ranking 2020.

Ranked 26th in Top Colleges by Forbes 2019.

Ranked 5th in Best Undergraduate Teaching in 2020 by US News.

Ranked 12th in Best Value Schools by US News and World Report in 2020.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Number of Undergraduate Students1,805
Percentage of International Students5%
Annual Acceptance Rate14%
Basic Tuition Fee for International Undergraduate Students68,070 USD
Test Scores AcceptedTOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English Test
Official websitebowdoin.edu/index.html

Bowdoin College Campus

Bowdoin College Campus

Bowdoin College Campus is located at the heart of the Maine Town, Brunswick. The College boasts of a 207 acres Campus on the banks of the Androscoggin River. The College is organized in the shape of a Central Quadrangle. 

Bowdoin College doesn’t only offers studies but is also certain historic yet contemporary building and various students facilities within just walking distance from the Campus such as Massachusetts Hall, Memorial Hall, Wish Theatre, Peary – MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, Susan Dwight Room, Pickering Room, Chapel, Athletic Complexes. Making Bowdoin College a perfect choice or students who wants to pursue their further studies in Political science, Arts and Legal studies.

Residence Facilities at Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College offers the On-Campus as well as Off-Campus housing facilities to its students. However, the housing facility for each year is distinctively divided as First-year Housing, Upper-class housing, and College housing. The College housing facilities offer Twin Sharing or private apartments to the students with the following amenities:

Each room has a Twin bed, a desk, a dresser, a Closet/Wardrobe, and a bookshelf. And an XL bed in case of apartments. Telephone, Television & Cable and Voicemail service are available in the rooms. Computer Connections, Laundry services, Bike storage, and parking facilities are also available.

All the first-year students live in a collective eight first-year Residential halls called ‘Bricks’. As for upper-class students following Residential Halls are offered by Bowdoin College:

  • 52 Harpswell
  • Brunswick Apartments
  • Chamberlain Hall
  • Coles Tower
  • Harpswell Apartments
  • Howard Hall

Although all the sophomores and Upper-Class students are required to live within Campus in case of over fluctuation in the Campus capacity, students are allowed to stay off-campus within proximity to the college campus.

Programs offered by Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College only offers an Undergraduate degree program in more than 40+ majors and minors to choose from. The College also has a variety of departments such as Art, Economics, and Music. Some of the popular courses at Bowdoin College are:

  • Government and Legal Studies
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Computer Science
  • Neuroscience
  • English
  • Psychology

Application Process

International students who want to seek admissions at the University of Bowdoin College can follow the below-mentioned details: 

How to Apply: International students can apply to the university via the Common Application or Coalition Application.

Application Fee: Non-refundable application fee od USD 65 is to be paid along with the application.

Required Documents:

  • Personal essay.
  • Official High School or Senior Secondary Academic Transcripts.
  • A letter of Recommendation
  • Official English proficiency test reports with a minimum score of:
    • TOEFL: 100
    • ELTS: 7
    • DET: 120

Students must complete their application and submit it before January 1st to be considered for admission. And all the documents must be submitted in English language only, if any of the above-mentioned document is in other native languages apart from English, then the official Translated documents of the same from the issued institute must be submitted along with the Original non-translated documents.

Cost of Attendance

Following is the cost of attendance at Bowdoin College:

ExpenseSemesterAcademic Year
Direct Cost
Tuition27,911 USD55,822 USD
Fees264 USD528 USD
Room3,684 USD7,372 USD
Board (*19 meat Plan)3,994 USD7,988 USD
Direct Total Cost35,855 USD71,710 USD
Indirect Cost
Books and Supplies420 USD840 USD
Personal Expenses625 USD1,250 USD
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Scholarships and Financial Aid

Bowdoin College offers Grants called Pell Grant to its hardworking and potential Students who are in dire need of financial aid. The College also offers various grants under its Need – Blind Admission policy and has replaced the Loan provision in its Financial aid packages with grants only ever since 2008. The amount of the grant might vary from year to year or program to program the student has opted for. To apply for financial aid at Bowdoin College,

  • One must first check their eligibility at Bowdoin Admission Portal.
  • And then click on the documents option to submit the required documents such as CSS and Tax documents.

Bowdoin College also offers international students scholarships to study in the US. Some of the scholarships offered by the university are mentioned below:

  • Charles Caroll Everett Scholarship
  • Timothy and Linn Hayes Scholarship 
  • Guy Charles Howard Scholarship
  • George and Mary Knox Scholarship 

Alumni Network

All the Bowdoin Graduates and alumni are scholars, writers, judges, entrepreneurs, business leaders, scientists, activists, tech giants, farmers, diplomats, artists, and conservationists. Some of the notable alumni of Bowdoin College are:

  • Thomas Glave, an American author published widely and won numerous awards.
  • Sean Thompson Kleier, an American actor and known for his role as Agent Stoltz in Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp.
  • William Sebastian Cohen, an American politician, lawyer and author from the U.S. state of Maine.
  • Leon Arthur Gorman, an American businessman and the president and Chairman of the Board for the clothing company L.L. Bean.
  • Stanley Freeman Druckenmiller, an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist and the former chairman and president of Duquesne Capital.

The Alumni Association of Bowdoin College organized events and activities to keep its graduates connected to its Alma Mater and its roots. The Alumni Association of Bowdoin College also extends various benefits and facilities to its graduates as well.

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Bowdoin College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population1965
FAFSA Code002038
Application Cost$65
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$53,418 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Bowdoin College Acceptance Rate

13.6%

Acceptance Rate

7251

Total Applicants

1965

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

49.5%

Male

50.5%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program13.6%
Total Applicants14422
Total Enrolled1965

Bowdoin College Enrollment

Enrollment
Bowdoin College Enrollment1965
Undergraduate Enrollment1965
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate94.3%

Attendance Cost

$53,418

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$53,418 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$840 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$14,132 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,250 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
37603001759-
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    RANKED  #26

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    RANKED  #1143

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    College rating

    based on 1 student ratings

    10/10

    10/10academic
    10/10infrastructure
    10/10placements
    10/10faculty
    10/10extracurricular
    10/10accommodation

    Reviews

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    Olivia, UNITED STATES English
    Bowdoin College
    Alumna/alumnus , Batch : 2016
    10
    STUDENT SATISFACTION RATINGS

    FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE

    It's a small liberal arts college in beautiful Maine with a very high Academic Ranking and varsity sports programs. A great diversity of students who are more supportive than they are competitive. It was worth it.


    Course Curriculum - 

    A great Liberal arts curriculum with requirements that encourage students to branch out of their comfort zones. Some departments such as Econ, it can be difficult to get into popular classes but for the most part, you can take what you want.

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    255 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
    ADDRESS

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    Restaurant

    The Brunswick Hotel0.35 Km
    Scarlet Begonias0.4 Km
    Joshua's0.86 Km
    Veracious Cakes0.99 Km
    The Great Impasta1.12 Km
    Moody's Seafood1.19 Km
    Shell1.25 Km
    Frontier1.3 Km
    Sweet Angel1.63 Km
    Subway3.3 Km
    Romeos Pizza3.52 Km
    Little Caesars Pizza3.61 Km
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    Book Store

    Bowdoin Bookstore0.36 Km
    Twice-Told Tales Book Store0.5 Km
    Green Store The0.75 Km
    Gulf of Maine Books0.79 Km
    J&R Cards0.96 Km
    The Book Barn0.99 Km
    Just Write Books LLC3.59 Km
    Game Box Video Games & Comics3.6 Km
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    Train Station

    Brunswick Station0.41 Km

    Shopping Mall

    Tontine Mall0.79 Km
    Boswell motors1.99 Km
    Car dealership1.99 Km
    Merrymeeting Plaza3.24 Km
    Topsham Fair Mall3.63 Km
    Cook's Corner3.86 Km
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    Hospital

    Midcoast Oncology1.43 Km
    Medical Center Pharm On Brb1.45 Km
    Mid Coast Hospital Parkview Campus1.45 Km
    Parkview Medical Associates1.54 Km
    Planned Parenthood - Topsham Health Center1.61 Km
    Interim Health2.5 Km
    Topsham Hospital3.34 Km
    North East Mobile Health Services3.37 Km
    Levy Elsa H5.49 Km
    Mid Coast Hospital5.91 Km
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    Airport

    Brunswick Executive Airport2.66 Km
    Brunswick Landing: Maine's Center for Innovation2.69 Km
    FlightLevel Brunswick2.74 Km
    Great State of Maine Air Show3.3 Km
    Brunswick RACAN NHZ 099X5.14 Km
    Hospital Helipad5.91 Km
    Mid Coast Hospital Heliport5.91 Km
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