Answers to Frequently Asked Questions



How many students are enrolled at Bowdoin (In Residence, Fall 2015)? 1,799

How many men? 904 (50.3%)
How many women? 895 (49.7%)
How many students of color? 567 (31.5%)
How many international students? 93 (5.2%)
How many from Maine? 172 (9.6%)
How many matriculated students? 1,794 (99.7%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 49 states; 3 U.S. territories; and 31 foreign countries

What is the on-campus FTE* enrollment (Fall 2015)? 1,796
*FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) Students = Full-Time + 1/3 Part-Time

How many students are enrolled in Off-Campus Study this semester (Fall 2015)? 156

How many men? 67 (42.9%)
How many women? 89 (57.1%)

How many students are in the first-year class (Class of 2019)? 500

How many men? 252 (50.4%)
How many women? 248 (49.6%)
How many students of color? 151 (30.2%)
How many international students? 27 (5.4%)
How many from Maine? 42 (8.4%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 43 states; one U.S. territory; and 18 foreign countries

How many students applied for admission to the Class of 2019? 6,790
How many were admitted (selectivity)? 1,010 (14.9%)
Of those admitted, how many matriculated (yield)? 500 (49.5%)
How many applicants applied for financial aid (Class of 2019)? 4,636 (68.3%)
How many matriculants are receiving financial aid (Class of 2019)? 225 (45.0%)

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 (2015-16)? 240

How many faculty are women? 120 (50.0%)
How many faculty are of color? 34 (14.2%)

What is the teaching full-time equivalent (FTE) (2015-16)? 207

What is the comprehensive fee for 2015-16? $61,354

What is the cost of tuition and fees for 2015-16? $48,212
What is the cost of room and board for 2015-16? $13,142
What is the estimated cost of personal expenses, books and supplies for 2015-16? $2,086

What were the total operating expenses for fiscal year 2014-15? $154,283,000

What was the market value of the endowment at the end of fiscal year 2014-15? $1,392,760,000

How many living alumni/ae are there? 22,014

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: March 2, 2016
E-mail: mallen2@bowdoin.edu