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Bowdoin At A Glance

Class of 2018 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 25, 2014

Student Background for the Enrolling Class of 2018


Of 503 entering first-years:

  • 51% men, 49% women 
  • 66% from outside of New England 
  • 31% students of color
  • 6% from outside the US
  • 9% Maine residents
  • 12% first generation to attend college
  • 14 states with ten or more students:
    CA, CT, IL, MA, MD, ME, MN, NH, NJ, NY,
    PA, TX, VA, WA

Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2018


MEN WOMEN TOTAL
Applied 3,042 3,893 6,935
Admitted 510 524 1,034
Enrolled 259 244 503

Academic Profile for the Enrolling Class of 2018


Testing
(72% of the class submitted SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests)

SAT CR SAT Math SAT Writing ACT
Median 720 720 720 33
Middle 50% 690-750 680-760 680-760 32-34
  • 503 students representing 399 high schools
  • 52% from public schools 
  • 48% from independent and parochial schools

Financial Aid Data

  • Amount devoted to financial aid for 2014–2015 school year: $32.5 million 
  • Percentage of students employed on campus during the academic year: 65-70% 
  • 44% of the Class of 2018 receives financial aid 
  • 14% receive Federal Pell Grants 
  • Average grant (for all enrolled students for 2014–2015): $40,025
  • Amount of loan in Bowdoin financial aid packages: $0

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Student Experience

Academics

With 33 academic departments, cutting-edge interdisciplinary programs, a flexible curriculum, and lots of opportunity for research, fieldwork, and creativity, a Bowdoin education is highly personal. Learn more »

Campus Life

From the College House system, to the more than 100 student groups and organization, to the new Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness, students experience a rewarding life beyond the classroom at Bowdoin. Learn more »

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As a graduate, you'll become part of the strong and vibrant network of Bowdoin alumni who have assumed leadership roles at organizations around the world. Learn more »

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