Bowdoin At A Glance

Class of 2019 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, 2015

Student Background for the Enrolling Class of 2019


Of 501 entering first-years:

  • 50% men, 50% women 
  • 64% from outside of New England 
  • 31% students of color
  • 6% from outside the US
  • 8% Maine residents
  • 10% first generation to attend college
  • 12 states with ten or more students:
    CA, CT, FL, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY,
    PA, TX

Admissions Statistics for the Class of 2019


MEN WOMEN TOTAL
Applied 2,996 3,794 6,790
Admitted 476 534 1,010
Enrolled 253 248 501

Academic Profile for the Enrolling Class of 2019


Testing
(73% of the class submitted SAT, ACT, or SAT Subject Tests, 70% submitted SAT or ACT)

SAT CR SAT Math SAT Writing ACT
Median 730 720 730 33
Middle 50% 690-760 690-770 690-770 31-34
  • 501 students representing 388 high schools
  • 48% from public schools 
  • 52% from independent and parochial schools

Financial Aid Data

  • Amount devoted to financial aid for 2015–2016 school year: $34.4 million 
  • Percentage of students employed on campus during the academic year: 73% 
  • 45% of the Class of 2019 receives financial aid 
  • 13% receive Federal Pell Grants 
  • Average grant (for all enrolled students for 2015–2016): $39,620
  • Amount of loan in Bowdoin financial aid packages: $0