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Study at Bowdoin College

Bowdoin can be found in Brunswick, ME (a town not far from a more urbanized area). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest degree at Bowdoin.

Course Topics

The school offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at Bowdoin are in science, fine arts, liberal arts, and conservation and resource management.

Bowdoin Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Bowdoin turned down 81% of potential students in 2007. Only 25% of students scored 650 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 650 to 730, but ranged both higher and lower.


Classes at Bowdoin are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Bowdoin are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 1, 716 students were enrolled in the school.

Student Life

Bowdoin has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Bowdoin offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in New England Small College Athletic Conference competitions.

Bowdoin Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts290political science, economics, English, history, sociology, anthropology, women's studies, French language, . . .
Science63biology, geology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry, chemical physics, geochemistry, geophysics
Fine Arts29art history and criticism, fine arts
Therapy and Counselling14psychology
Religion and Philosophy12religion, philosophy
Computer Science and Engineering9computer science
Drama and Performing Arts6theater history and criticism
Mathematics5mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies

Contact: Bowdoin

Bowdoin College

5700 College Station - President's office

Brunswick, ME 04011-8448

General Phone: (207) 725-3000


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