Bowdoin College

Men's D3 Coach: Tim Gilbride
2 / 10
1,828 Undergrads / 1,828 Students
7 / 10
$23,808 Net Price
10 / 10
9% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    New England (NESCAC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Town: Fringe

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
9 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
89% / 95%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Portland Maine Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Hartford Connecticut Area
  • Lewiston/Auburn Maine Area
  • Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Bangor Maine Area
  • United Kingdom
Where Grads Work
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Unum
  • Deloitte
  • Google
  • Goldman Sachs
  • State Street
  • Harvard University
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Bank of America
  • J.P. Morgan
  • The Bowdoin Orient
  • Pfizer
  • EMC
  • Bloomberg LP
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Research
  • Media and Communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Healthcare Services
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Consulting
  • Program and Project Management
  • Community and Social Services
  • Information Technology
  • Arts and Design
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Overall Experience
Student Life
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Test Scores
Critical Reading
650 - 750
640 - 760
1410 - 1550
18 - 24

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 650 - 760 for SAT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 9,332 3,995 5,337
% Admitted 9% 10% 8%
% Admits That Enroll 59% 60% 58%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.8
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Social Sciences (35%)
    Political Science and Government, General (18%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (14%)
    Econometrics and Quantitative Economics (11%)
    Physical Sciences (7%)
    Mathematics, General (7%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (7%)
    History (6%)
    History, General (6%)
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies (6%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (5%)
    Computer Science (5%)
    Neuroscience (5%)
    Biology/Biological Sciences, General (5%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Research and Experimental Psychology, Other (4%)
    English Language & Literature (4%)
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$56,350
    Books & Supplies$840
    Cost of Living$15,360
    Personal Expenses$1,250
    Sticker Price$73,800

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    56% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship52%$46,902
    Federal Grants16%$6,307
    Pell Grants16%$4,990
    Other Federal7%$3,000
    State & Local Grants3%$1,435
    Institutional Grants51%$46,082
    Student Loans17%$8,216
    Federal Loans15%$4,547
    Other Loans3%$21,766

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $1.63 Billion $890,681

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $18,647.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $16,778 $198

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 1.9%

    Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 267 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $65,500

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.04 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 89% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 9 9
    Fondling 5 3
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 2 2
    Motor Vehicle Theft - -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionNot classified (Exclusively Undergraduate)
    Enrollment ProfileExclusively undergraduate four-year
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, small, highly residential

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