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Intellectual Push

A liberal arts education at Bowdoin isn’t about being small and safe – it’s about having the support to take surprising risks. That means caring more about the questions than giving the right answers. Discovering you’re good at something you didn’t think was your strength. Making connections where none appear to exist.

You’ll soon find that a Bowdoin education is without boundaries. Subjects spill over each other – philosophy is not disconnected from politics, art can be a lens for understanding social change. Somewhere in your life here, you’ll get to the point where there is real beauty in what you’re doing. You’ll look up from your books and papers, scripts and canvases, and realize you’ve fallen in love with something. It may be a new way of thinking. Or whole new way of viewing yourself in the world.

The Statement on a Liberal Education | The Common Good