Answers to Frequently Asked Questions



How many students are enrolled at Bowdoin (In Residence, Fall 2017)? 1,816

How many men? 908 (50.0%)
How many women? 908 (50.0%)
How many students of color? 577 (31.8%)
How many international students? 91 (5.0%)
How many from Maine? 184 (10.1%)
How many matriculated students? 1,812 (99.8%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 46 states; 2 U.S. territories; and 35 foreign countries

What is the on-campus FTE* enrollment (Fall 2017)? 1,814
*FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) Students = Full-Time + 1/3 Part-Time

How many students are enrolled in Off-Campus Study this semester (Fall 2017)? 159

How many men? 74 (46.5%)
How many women? 85 (53.5%)

How many students are in the first-year class (Class of 2021)? 501

How many men? 247 (49.3%)
How many women? 254 (50.7%)
How many students of color? 166 (33.1%)
How many international students? 34 (6.8%)
How many from Maine? 47 (9.4%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 40 states; and 18 foreign countries

How many students applied for admission to the Class of 2021? 7,251
How many were admitted (selectivity)? 988 (13.6%)
Of those admitted, how many matriculated (yield)? 501 (50.7%)
How many applicants applied for financial aid (Class of 2021)? 5,115 (70.5%)
How many matriculants are receiving financial aid (Class of 2021)? 262 (52.3%)

How many students received financial aid in 2017-18? 832 (45.9%)

What was the average aid award (grant + work-study)? $46,562 (68.4% of the cost of attendance)
What was the average grant award? $44,824 (65.8% of the cost of attendance)
What was the average family contribution? $21,578 (31.7% of the cost of attendance)

How many faculty members are there (2017-18)? 228

How many faculty are women? 123 (53.9%)
How many faculty are of color? 33 (14.5%)

What is the teaching full-time equivalent (FTE) (2017-18)? 205

What is the comprehensive fee for 2017-18? $65,980

What is the cost of tuition and fees for 2017-18? $51,848
What is the cost of room and board for 2017-18? $14,132
What is the estimated cost of personal expenses, books and supplies for 2017-18? $2,090

What were the total operating expenses for fiscal year 2016-17? $160,575,000

What was the market value of the endowment at the end of fiscal year 2016-17? $1,455,909,000

How many living alumni/ae are there (as of August 1, 2018)? 22,802 (includes 20,763 graduates and 2,039 non-graduates)

What was the total amount of gifts to Bowdoin in 2016-17? $30,607,023


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Maintained by Margaret Allen, Bowdoin College Office of Institutional Research
Last Update: August 3, 2018
E-mail: mallen2@bowdoin.edu