Answers to Frequently Asked Questions



How many students are enrolled at Bowdoin (In Residence, Fall 2016)? 1,806

How many men? 902 (49.9%)
How many women? 904 (50.1%)
How many students of color? 537 (29.7%)
How many international students? 90 (5.0%)
How many from Maine? 176 (9.7%)
How many matriculated students? 1,799 (99.6%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 48 states; 2 U.S. territories; and 32 foreign countries

What is the on-campus FTE* enrollment (Fall 2016)? 1,803
*FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) Students = Full-Time + 1/3 Part-Time

How many students are enrolled in Off-Campus Study this semester (Fall 2016)? 150

How many men? 62 (41.3%)
How many women? 88 (58.7%)

How many students are in the first-year class (Class of 2020)? 503

How many men? 241 (47.9%)
How many women? 262 (52.1%)
How many students of color? 156 (31.0%)
How many international students? 24 (4.8%)
How many from Maine? 47 (9.3%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 41 states; one U.S. territory; and 18 foreign countries

How many students applied for admission to the Class of 2020? 6,799
How many were admitted (selectivity)? 1,009 (14.8%)
Of those admitted, how many matriculated (yield)? 503 (49.9%)
How many applicants applied for financial aid (Class of 2020)? 4,730 (69.6%)
How many matriculants are receiving financial aid (Class of 2020)? 234 (46.5%)

How many students received financial aid in 2015-16? 802 (44.7%)

What was the average aid award (grant + work-study)? $43,352 (68.3% of the cost of attendance)
What was the average grant award? $41,582 (65.5% of the cost of attendance)
What was the average family contribution? $20,259 (31.9% of the cost of attendance)

How many faculty members are there (2016-17)? 234

How many faculty are women? 120 (51.3%)
How many faculty are of color? 32 (13.7%)

What is the teaching full-time equivalent (FTE) (2016-17)? 208

What is the comprehensive fee for 2016-17? $63,500

What is the cost of tuition and fees for 2016-17? $49,900
What is the cost of room and board for 2016-17? $13,600
What is the estimated cost of personal expenses, books and supplies for 2016-17? $2,090

What were the total operating expenses for fiscal year 2015-16? $157,390,000

What was the market value of the endowment at the end of fiscal year 2015-16? $1,339,981,000

How many living alumni/ae are there? 22,089 (includes 20,090 graduates and 1,999 non-graduates)

What was the total amount of gifts to Bowdoin in 2014-15? $52,729,233


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Maintained by Margaret Allen, Bowdoin College Office of Institutional Research
Last Update: December 8, 2016
E-mail: mallen2@bowdoin.edu