Founded in 1794, Located at Brunswick, Maine Bowdoin College is one of the most selective colleges to take admission with an acceptance rate of around 10%. The college is known to be one of the best colleges in Liberal arts. The college has 1805 students with 51% female students. In 2019 college received 9332 applications out of which only 832 students were admitted taking the acceptance rate to a new selective percentage of 8.9%.
Bowdoin College offers only undergraduate programs in over 40 academic areas mainly Government and Legal Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Biology, Environmental Studies, History, Computer Science, Neuroscience, English, and Psychology. 71% of classes of the college have less than 20 students and 97% of faculty are highly qualified in their areas of academics.
|Admission requirements for international students||Bowdoin accepts the common application and|
coalition application at
|Application Fee (Non-refundable)||USD 65|
|Mode of Payment||Credit/Debit card or Check|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Intake Sessions||Fall with Early decision option|
|Financial Aid||Only Grants, and Scholarships, the college has no loans as aid.|
Bowdoin College, Maine USA accepts applications for the Fall semester with early decision deadlines which are given for reference. The applications have to be completed online either through the common application or the coalition application available on the website of the college.
|Early Decision I||Nov. 15|
|Early Decision II||Jan. 1|
|Regular Decision||Jan. 1|
The students can make an online application through the university’s online portal.
Issuance of I20 or IAP 66 may take 6 to 8 week’s time. Applicants need to keep this in time and must start the application process keeping in mind the start date of the session they are applying for.
International applicants have to demonstrate English proficiency through one of the internationally recognized standardized examinations in English. Applicants are also requested to check the course-wise specific requirements of different departments before seeking admission.
|Name of the test||Minimum Required Scores|
Applicants must submit a complete application with all the documents after which they will receive Form I-20 or IAP66 from the Institute. The documents needed to receive I-20/IAP66 are :
The college offers only courses in over 40 academic areas mainly Government and Legal Studies, Economics, Mathematics, Biology, Environmental Studies, History, Computer Science, Neuroscience, English, and Psychology.
|Requirements||Bachelors in Computer science||Bachelors in Environmental Studies||Bachelors in Legal Studies||Bachelors in Music|
|Application||Online common or coalition application||Online common or coalition application||Online common or coalition application||Online common or coalition application|
|TOEFL||iBT 100||iBT 100||iBT 100||iBT 100|
|Recommendations||Two academic/ professional references required||Two academic/ professional references required||Two academic/ professional references required||Two academic/ professional references required and a performance portfolio is also needed.|
|Personal Essay||Required (250-500 words)||Required (250-500 words)||Required (250-500 words)||Required (250-500 words)|
|Decision time||3-4 weeks||3-4 weeks||3-4 weeks||3-4 weeks|
The college has a very competitive admission procedure and requests the applicants to give an email address which is durable and is regularly used by the applicant. The college also tries to keep the financial needs to international students in mind and helps with grants and scholarships.
The college also advises the applicants to request scheduling of interviews only after they have submitted their admission applicants if the applicants are interested in appearing for an interview with the admission committee.
For any admission related query the applicants may contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.