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Bowdoin Releases Profile of Applicants and Admits for Class of 2006

Story posted April 05, 2002

Bowdoin College has released a profile of the applicants and admits for its Class of 2006. 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 4,505 students who applied, 1,077 were offered admission. This 23.9% admission rate compares with 23.8% for the Class of 2005 (which admitted 1,080 of the record 4,536 applicants).

Men accounted for 483 of the admitted students (2,130 applied), and women accounted for 594 (2,375 applied).

Of those offered admission, 307 are students of color (up from 262 a year ago): 67 African-Americans, 85 Latino/a, 144 Asian Americans, and 11 Native Americans.

Admission was offered to students from 46 U.S. states as well as the District of Columbia.

Massachusetts accounted for the most admitted students, with 229, followed by New York (108) and Maine (105). California provided the fourth highest number with 83 students offered admission.

Fifty-one admitted students are from Connecticut, 42 from New Jersey, 30 from Pennsylvania, and 26 each from Illinois and Texas.

Fifty-five international students representing 25 countries were offered admission. The foreign countries with the most admitted students are Canada with 12, Japan and Korea with six each, and the United Kingdom with three.

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