Entering First-year Class

Each entering Class numbers around 500. In the days leading up to Convocation, new students sign their names into a matriculation book placed on the desk of Nathaniel Hawthorne (Class of 1825), as did all Bowdoin alumni/ae before them. All first-year students live on campus. About 10% of the incoming Class of 2027 are from Maine; about 42% are of color; and 8% are international.

First-year Class Enrollment

First-year Class by Race and Ethnicity

First-year Class by State

First-year Class by Country