About the Class of 2025
No set of statistics or averages can define a Bowdoin student—each of whom are entirely different from one another—but on the whole, the college admits young people who are thoughtful, driven, and curious.
Applicant Pool for the Class of 2025
The acceptance rate for the Class of 2025 was 8.8 percent. The applicant pool consisted of 9,325 candidates.
We're Test Optional
Bowdoin was the first test-optional college in the country—starting fifty years ago, in 1969. Forty-four percent of the Class of 2025 chose not to submit test scores.
|Test Scores*||SAT EBRW
*Testing data for those who submitted with an application.
Learn more about our test-optional policy.
(Data on this page is current as of June 2021.)
The 520 members of the Class of 2025 are:
- 51% men, 49% women
- 71% from outside of New England
- 40% students of color
- 12% international background*
- 8% Maine residents
- 17% first generation to earn a four-year degree
- 13 states with ten or more students (CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, PA, TX, WA)
*Home or school address or primary citizenship is non-US.