—that if you give smart, kind, young people access to the best education on earth, they will use it to create good in the world.
Bowdoin College is historic. And selective. And rigorous.
But most importantly, we were founded and endowed with the belief that there is something bigger than ourselves.
So while Bowdoin continues to rise in national prominence, we hold ourselves to a standard higher than that of any rankings or guidebooks: what does it mean for a college to do the right thing?
It means building a curriculum that stretches what’s expected of the liberal arts.
For us, it means working for equality, diversity, and inclusion—in our coursework, our staffing, our student body, and our financial priorities.
A Bowdoin education brings context, history, integrity, and empathy to the world around us.
Who chooses Bowdoin?
Our alumni are scholars, writers, judges, entrepreneurs, business leaders, scientists, activists, tech giants, farmers, diplomats, artists, and conservationists.
Bowdoin graduates of all years are connected by a curious, restless thread that asks: what else can I do? Where can I find answers? Who brings a different perspective?
Who does Bowdoin choose?
Our need-blind admission policy ensures that your decision to attend Bowdoin will never be influenced by whether or not your family can afford it.