Bowdoin Facts and Figures

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Degree-Seeking Enrollment - Fall '22
1,909 on campus
103 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 2022) ? 1,915
How many men? 926 (48.4%)
How many women? 989 (51.6%)
How many students of color? 720 (37.6%)
How many international students? 126 (6.6%)
How many from Maine? 185 (9.7%)
How many matriculated students? 1,909 (99.7%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 48 states; the District of Columbia; 2 U.S. territories; and 53 foreign countries

What is the on-campus FTE* enrollment  (Fall 2022) ? 1,911
*FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) Students = Full-Time + 1/3 Part-Time

How many students are enrolled in Off-Campus Study this semester  (Fall 2022) ? 103
How many men? 39 (37.9%)
How many women? 64 (62.1%)

How many students are in the first-year class  (Class of 2026) ? 508
How many men? 232 (45.7%)
How many women? 276 (54.3%)
How many students of color? 220 (43.3%)
How many international students? 31 (6.1%)
How many from Maine? 49 (9.6%)
How many home states and countries are represented? 42 states; the District of Columbia; one U.S. territory; and 24 foreign countries

How many students applied for admission (Class of 2026) ? 9,376
How many were admitted (selectivity)? 862 (9.2%)
Of those admitted, how many matriculated (yield)? 508 (58.9%)
How many matriculants received need-based financial aid (Class of 2025)? 254 (49.1%)

How many students received need-based financial aid (in 2021-22) ? 942 (48.4%)
What was the average aid award   (grant + work-study)? $56,905
What was the average grant award? $55,010
What was the average family contribution? $19,292

How many faculty members are there (FTE*) (2022-23) ? 206
How many faculty are women (FTE)? 109 (53%)
How many faculty are of color (FTE)? 44 (22%)
*FTE (Full-Time Equivalent) Faculty = Full-Time + 1/3 Part-Time based on Common Data Set rules for determining faculty eligibility. FTEs shown above have been rounded to the nearest integer.

What is the comprehensive fee for 2022-23? $78,300
What is the cost of tuition and fees for 2022-23? $61,528
What is the cost of room and board for 2022-23? $16,772
What is the estimated cost of personal expenses, books and supplies for 2022-23? $2,090

What is the three-year cohort default rate? 0.0%

What were the total operating expenses  for fiscal year 2021-22 ? $201,675,000

What was the market value of the endowment  at the end of fiscal year 2021-22 ? $2,472,818,000

How many living alumni/ae  are there   (as of October 21, 2022) ? 23,610
How many with a Bowdoin undergraduate degree? 21,758
How many with a Bowdoin graduate degree? 151
How many non-graduates? 1,701

What was the   total amount of gifts to Bowdoin  in 2021-22 ? $55,584,229

 

 

Updated October 24th, 2022