Bowdoin At A Glance

Class of 2022 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. (Statistical information current as of July, 2018.)

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.


Student Background for the Enrolling Class of 2022


Of 511 entering first-years:

  • 48% men, 52% women 
  • 67% from outside of New England 
  • 35% students of color
  • 9% from outside the US
  • 10% Maine residents
  • more than 14% first generation (neither parent has a four-year degree)
  • 12 states with ten or more students:
    CA, CT, FL, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, VA

Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2022


MEN WOMEN TOTAL
Applied 3,741 5,340 9,081
Admitted 433 499 932
Enrolled 244 267 511

Testing Profile for the Enrolling Class of 2022

Bowdoin was among the first colleges not to require standardized testing starting in 1969.

For those who chose to submit testing: 93% of SAT submitters scored above 650 on SAT EBRW and 94% scored above 650 on SAT M.

SAT EBRW
SAT Math ACT
Median 730 760 33
Middle 50% 700-750 710-790 33-34

Financial Aid

  • Amount devoted to financial aid for 2018–2019 school year: $42 million 
  • Percentage of students employed on campus during the academic year: 68% 
  • 50% of the Class of 2022 receives financial aid 
  • Percentage of students receiving Federal Pell Grants: 15%
  • Average grant for the Class of 2022: $46,950
  • Amount of loan in Bowdoin financial aid packages: $0