Answers to Frequently Asked Questions



How many students are enrolled at Bowdoin (In Residence, Fall 2014)? 1,805

How many men? 902 (50.0%)
How many women? 903 (50.0%)
How many students of color? 550 (30.5%)
How many international students? 98 (5.4%)
How many from Maine? 185 (10.2%)
How many matriculated students? 1,797 (99.6%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 47 states; 2 U.S. territories; and 28 foreign countries

What is the on-campus FTE* enrollment (Fall 2014)? 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 2014)? 139

How many men? 59 (42.4%)
How many women? 80 (57.6%)

How many students are in the first-year class (Class of 2018)? 501

How many men? 258 (51.5%)
How many women? 243 (48.5%)
How many students of color? 158 (31.5%)
How many international students? 26 (5.2%)
How many from Maine? 46 (9.2%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 41 states; and 15 foreign countries

How many students applied for admission to the Class of 2018? 6,935
How many were admitted (selectivity)? 1,034 (14.9%)
Of those admitted, how many matriculated (yield)? 503 (48.6%)
How many applicants applied for financial aid (Class of 2018)? 4,674 (67.4%)
How many matriculants are receiving financial aid (Class of 2018)? 221 (43.9%)

How many students received financial aid in 2013-14? 803 (41.0%)

What was the average aid award (grant + work-study)? $41,712 (69.6% of the cost of attendance)
What was the average grant award? $40,025 (66.8% 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 2014-15? $59,568

What is the cost of tuition and fees for 2014-15? $46,808
What is the cost of room and board for 2014-15? $12,760
What is the estimated cost of personal expenses, books and supplies for 2014-15? $2,082

What were the total operating expenses for fiscal year 2013-14? $146,642,000

What was the market value of the endowment at the end of fiscal year 2013-14? $1,216,030,000

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: December 4, 2014
E-mail: mallen2@bowdoin.edu