Bowdoin Facts and Figures

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Degree-Seeking Enrollment
1,776 on campus
6 off campus
(in approved off-campus study programs abroad or in the U.S.)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

How many students are enrolled at Bowdoin (In Residence, Fall 2020)? 1,777

How many men? 862 (48.5%)
How many women? 915 (51.5%)
How many students of color? 642 (36.1%)
How many international students? 128 (7.2%)
How many from Maine? 181 (10.2%)
How many matriculated students? 1,776 (99.9%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 50 states; 2 U.S. territories; and 47 foreign countries

What is the on-campus FTE* enrollment (Fall 2020)? 1,776
*FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) Students = Full-Time + 1/3 Part-Time

How many students are enrolled in Off-Campus Study this semester (Fall 2020)? 6

How many men? 6 (100.0%)
How many women? 0 (0.0%)

How many students are in the first-year class (Class of 2024)? 464

How many men? 222 (47.8%)
How many women? 242 (52.2%)
How many students of color? 165 (35.6%)
How many international students? 30 (6.5%)
How many from Maine? 43 (9.3%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 44 states; one U.S. territory; and 19 foreign countries

How many students applied for admission to the Class of 2024? 9,402
How many were admitted (selectivity)? 861 (9.2%)
Of those admitted, how many matriculated (yield)? 464 (53.9%)
How many matriculants received need-based financial aid (Class of 2024)? 237 (51.1%)

How many students received need-based financial aid in 2019-20? 891 (48.6%)

What was the average aid award (grant + work-study)? $51,107 (69.3% of the cost of attendance)
What was the average grant award? $49,124 (66.6% of the cost of attendance)
What was the average family contribution? $21,978 (29.8% of the cost of attendance)

How many faculty members are there (2020-21)? 228

How many faculty are women? 121 (53.1%)
How many faculty are of color? 40 (17.5%)

What is the teaching full-time equivalent (FTE) (2020-21)? 209

What is the comprehensive fee for 2019-20? $71,710

What is the cost of tuition and fees for 2019-20? $56,350
What is the cost of room and board for 2019-20? $15,360
What is the estimated cost of personal expenses, books and supplies for 2019-20? $2,090

What were the total operating expenses for fiscal year 2019-20? $176,258,000

What was the market value of the endowment at the end of fiscal year 2019-20? $1,780,970,000

How many living alumni/ae are there (as of August 1, 2019)? 22,886 (includes 20,696 graduates and 2,190 non-graduates)

What was the total amount of gifts to Bowdoin in 2017-18? $35,635,000

 

Updated February 16, 2021