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Bowdoin College

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Considered one of the ‘Little Ivies,’ Bowdoin College is consistently ranked one of the best liberal arts schools in the nation. Students take advantage of a flexible curriculum than encourages interdisciplinary coursework and research. Most students complete independent studies, working one-on-one with professors on co-designed projects.

One of the most desirable small schools in America, Bowdoin offers students top-notch dining, great student housing and generous financial aid packages. Bowdoin stands firm on its commitment to eliminating loans from student aid packages, making its assistance particularly attractive. With a bold blueprint for liberal education, students are encouraged to think independently and to leave Bowdoin as agents of change for a complex world.


Admissions Phone 207 725-3100
Admissions Email
Codes SAT: 3089 ACT: 1636 FAFSA: 002038 CSS Profile: 3089
Location Brunswick, Maine; Small Town; Stop by Portland on your 2.5 hour drive down to Boston
College Type Private (nonprofit)
College Newspaper The Bowdoin Orient
Enrollment ~2,000 undergraduate students
Popular Programs Social Sciences, Humanities, Biology
Student Life Constantly acknowledged for its great dining services, each academic year at Bowdoin begins with a lobster bake. Since fraternities were banned in the 1990s, incoming freshmen are assigned to a college house which coincides with their freshman year dormitory. Students kayak and hike Maine’s beautiful natural areas with the Outing Club, sing in one of the six a cappella groups on campus or contribute to the Bowdoin Orient, the oldest continuously published college weekly in the United States among a variety of other available student activities.
International ~5% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required;  SAT or ACT: Recommended; Financial Aid Available
Transfer Yes, Fall; Minimum 3.00 GPA
Crossover Amherst, Middlebury, Dartmouth, Swarthmore
Other Very Selective (~20% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application


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