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Bowdoin College has an acceptance rate of 10% and is known to be one of the best colleges in the USA. It has over 1800 students, 9% of these belong to the university’s international community.
Over 75% of its students were in the top 10% of their class and had a high score in SAT and ACT.
In order to be a part of this college, the applicants must have a high GPA. SAT and ACT scores are not mandatory. If the applicant wishes to submit their SAT score, it will be considered along with other admission related documents.
|Application Portal||Online (Common Application, Coalition Application)|
|Mode of Payment||Online|
|Average SAT range||1360-1510 (not mandatory)|
|Average ACT range||31-33 (not mandatory)|
|Application Type||Application Due Date||Financial Aid Due Date||Notification Date|
|Early Decision I||November 15||November 15||December|
|Early Decision II||January 1||January 1||February|
|Regular Decision||January 1||January 1||April|
|Transfer||March 1||March 1||May|
International students require the following:
English Proficiency Tests are mandatory for students who belong to non-English speaking countries.
|Test Name||Score Required|
Bowdoin College has a variety of undergraduate courses for its students in varied subjects. Each of these courses has their different majors and minors. Students should check eligibility and apply accordingly
|Test Name||Average Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
|SAT Reading + Writing||550||590||650|
|SAT Composite Score||1200||1090||1310|
Application Portal: Online
Application Fee: $ 65
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements:
|Course Name||Academic Requirements|
|Classics||Major Requirements: At least 6 courses in either Latin or Greek At least 5 courses in archaeology Minor Requirements: 5 courses in Greek 5 courses in Latin|
|Physics of Musical Sound||Major Requirements: At least 5 courses in Physics 2 courses in Mathematics Minor Requirements: At least 4 courses in Physics|
|Programming with data||Major Requirements: Courses in Data Structure and algorithm; A grade higher than “C” in the previous course|
|Earth and oceanographic science||Major Requirements: A course in Math, Computer and Chemistry; Pass the majors with a grade of “C” or even better.|
|Neuroscience||Major Requirements: The students must have 13 major subjects out of which 3 are elective.|
Supporting Documents may include:
Bowdoin College had an acceptance rate of 13% in the year 2017 and 15% in the year 2016. However, its class of 2022 has an acceptance rate of 10% which shows that there is a gradual decrease in the acceptance rate of students. With time, the college is becoming more selective about its students. Hence, to enhance chances of getting a seat in this college, applicants should apply well before the deadline so that all their documents can be evaluated properly.