Answers to Frequently Asked Questions



How many students are enrolled at Bowdoin (In Residence, Fall 2013)? 1,795

How many men? 902 (50.3%)
How many women? 893 (49.7%)
How many students of color? 544 (30.3%)
How many international students? 90 (5.0%)
How many from Maine? 189 (10.5%)
How many matriculated students? 1,789 (99.7%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 47 states; one U.S. territory; and 34 foreign countries

What is the on-campus FTE* enrollment (Fall 2013)? 1,792
*FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) Students = Full-Time + 1/3 Part-Time

How many students are enrolled in Off-Campus Study this semester (Fall 2013)? 157

How many men? 70 (44.6%)
How many women? 87 (55.4%)

How many students are in the first-year class (Class of 2017)? 497

How many men? 245 (49.3%)
How many women? 252 (50.7%)
How many students of color? 146 (29.4%)
How many international students? 27 (5.4%)
How many from Maine? 49 (9.9%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 38 states; and 16 foreign countries

How many students applied for admission to the Class of 2017? 7,052
How many were admitted (selectivity)? 1,054 (14.9%)
Of those admitted, how many matriculated (yield)? 497 (47.2%)
How many applicants applied for financial aid (Class of 2017)? 3,685 (52.3%)
How many matriculants are receiving financial aid (Class of 2017)? 230 (46.3%)

How many students received financial aid in 2012-13? 857 (44.1%)

What was the average aid award (grant + work-study)? $38,283 (65.8% of the cost of attendance)
What was the average grant award? $36,492 (62.7% of the cost of attendance)
What was the average family contribution? $19,264 (33.1% of the cost of attendance)

How many faculty members are there (2012-13)? 228

How many faculty are women? 111 (48.7%)
How many faculty are of color? 33 (14.5%)

What is the teaching full-time equivalent (FTE) (2012-13)? 200

What is the comprehensive fee for 2013-14? $57,834

What is the cost of tuition and fees for 2013-14? $45,446
What is the cost of room and board for 2013-14? $12,388
What is the estimated cost of personal expenses, books and supplies for 2013-14? $2,066

What were the total operating expenses for fiscal year 2012-13? $140,051,000

What was the market value of the endowment at the end of fiscal year 2012-13? $1,038,640,000

How many living alumni/ae are there? 19,799

What was the total amount of gifts to Bowdoin in 2012-13? $46,155,872


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Maintained by Margaret Allen, Bowdoin College Office of Institutional Research
Last Update: November 5, 2013
E-mail: mallen2@bowdoin.edu