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Bowdoin Welcomes the Class of 2013

Story posted September 02, 2009

The Bowdoin Community welcomes the Class of 2013, a diverse group numbering 494 students who were selected from 5,940 first-year applications.

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A Class of 2013 banner joins the lineup displayed in Thorne Dining Hall.

The new first-year class comprises 253 (51 percent) women and 241 (49 percent) men.

Thirty-one percent of incoming first-years are students of color and six percent have an international background.

Twelve percent are Maine residents, and 60 percent come from outside New England.

Further detail on the Class of 2013 is available here.

The College provides this profile of the entering first-year class to give Web site visitors a glimpse into the high school achievements of enrolling students at Bowdoin. Numbers alone can never provide a complete picture of Bowdoin students, and no individual student is described by an average or median figure. Similarly, the Admissions Committee avoids relying on numbers and statistics to guide its selection process. Rather, Bowdoin takes a thorough and holistic approach that gauges the academic and personal contributions each student has the potential to make to Bowdoin's community. The College hopes that this profile will help students, parents and counselors understand the overall profile of the applicant group; Bowdoin encourages interest and applications from a wide variety of students including but not limited to those whose grades, scores and other standard measurements fit neatly into the profile.

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