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Kiplinger's Ranks Bowdoin No. 7 on List of Best Values

Story posted March 13, 2007

Kiplingerís Personal Finance magazine has ranked Bowdoin College seventh on its list of 50 best values in liberal arts colleges. The list, which ranks private colleges and universities exemplifying outstanding economic values and an exceptional education, is published in the April 2007 issue.

In noting the generous financial aid packages and flexible admission policy regarding SATs, Kiplinger's says Bowdoin reflects a trend among highly selective schools to level the economic playing field and view admissions from a standpoint of social responsibility.

Bowdoin was selected from a pool of more than 1,000 private institutions provided by Petersonís, a data base of higher education institutions. Kiplingerís ranked the top 50 universities and top 50 liberal arts colleges in separate tables. To rate each school, Kiplingerís took into account admission rate, SAT or ACT scores, student-faculty ratio, four-year/five-year graduation rate, total costs, cost after need-based aid, aid from grants, cost after non-need-based aid, and average debt at graduation.

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