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Bowdoin Releases Profile of Applicants and Admits for Class of 2005

Story posted April 24, 2001

Bowdoin College has released a profile of the applicants and admits for its Class of 2005. While these numbers do not profile the actual incoming class (admitted students have until May 1 to decide if they will matriculate at Bowdoin), they do provide insight into application trends at the College.

Of the 4,534 students who applied (a new record), 1,062 were offered admission (23.4%). This compares with the 27.3% admission rate for the Class of 2004, illustrating the increase in competition for the 435 spaces available in the Class of 2005.

Of those offered admission, 262 are students of color (up from 218 a year ago): 72 African-American students, 67 Latino/a, 109 Asian Americans, and 14 Native Americans.

Admission was offered to students from 47 U.S. states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. States in the northeast led the way in number of applicants, with California placing sixth. New Jersey edged out New Hampshire for the sixth highest number of admissions offered.

State Applied/Offered Admission
Massachusetts 1,009/208
New York 416/119
Maine 354/110
Connecticut 350/68
New Hampshire 222/36
California 220/64
New Jersey 169/42

Twenty-seven students from foreign countries have been offered admission. The foreign countries with the most admitted students are the United Kingdom with seven, Canada with six, France with five, Korea with four, and Singapore and Turkey with three each.

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