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Bowdoin Releases Profile of Applicants, Admits for Class of 2008

Story posted April 28, 2004

Bowdoin College has released a preliminary profile of the applicants and admits for its Class of 2008.

Of the record 4,850 students who applied, 1,130 were offered admission. This 23.3% admission rate compares with a 23.8% admission rate for the Class of 2007 (which admitted 1,122 of the 4,719 applicants).

Men accounted for 528 of the admitted students (2,327 applied), and women accounted for 602 (2,523 applied).

Of those offered admission, 333 are students of color: 161 Asian, 85 Latino/a, 74 African American, and 13 Native American.

Admission was offered to students from 47 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands.

Massachusetts accounted for the most admitted students, with 231, followed by New York (124), California (94), and Maine (91).

Other states represented by 20 or more admitted students are Connecticut (52), Illinois (25), Maryland (32), Minnesota (28), New Hampshire (20), New Jersey (48), and Pennsylvania (37).

Sixty-six international students representing 27 countries were offered admission. The countries with the most admitted students are Canada with 14, and Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom with five each.

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