Bowdoin At A Glance

Class of 2020 Profile*

The data below about the entering first-year class are provided to give a glimpse into the high school achievements of enrolling students at Bowdoin.

Numbers alone can never provide a complete picture of the Bowdoin student body, and no individual student is described by an average figure or set of ranges.

*Data as of August 27, 2016

Student Background for the Enrolling Class of 2020


Of 504 entering first-years:

  • 48% men, 52% women 
  • 64% from outside of New England 
  • more than 30% students of color
  • 8% from outside the US
  • 9% Maine residents
  • 15% first generation to earn a four-year degree
  • 11 states with ten or more students:
    CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WA

Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2020


MEN WOMEN TOTAL
Applied 2,869 3,930 6,799
Admitted 475 534 1,009
Enrolled 241 263 504

Academic Profile for the Enrolling Class of 2020


Testing
(93% of SAT submitters scored above 650 on SAT CR and 91% scored above 650 on SAT M)

SAT CR SAT Math SAT Writing ACT
Median 740 730 730 33
Middle 50% 710-770 690-770 690-770 32-34

Financial Aid Data

  • Amount devoted to financial aid for 2016–2017 school year: $37 million 
  • Percentage of students employed on campus during the academic year: 65% 
  • 47% of the Class of 2020 receives financial aid 
  • 14% receive Federal Pell Grants 
  • Average grant (for all enrolled students for 2016–2017): $40,000
  • Amount of loan in Bowdoin financial aid packages: $0