Bowdoin College Rankings

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In the World#1120 of 14178
In North America#354 of 2629
In the United States#319 of 2528
In Maine#2 of 19
In Brunswick#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
9%
Avg. cost to attend
$23,808 /y
Aid receiving
56%
Undergraduates
1,835
Male:Female Ratio
48:52
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree

Bowdoin College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate9%10%8%
Applicants9,3323,9955,337
Admissions845413432
Freshmen enrolled full time499248251

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White1088 (59%)
Hispanic208 (11%)
Black or African American140 (8%)
Asian132 (7%)
Two or more races128 (7%)
Nonresident Alien121 (7%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown9 (0.5%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander3 (0.2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$23,808/year
Average aid awarded
$46,902
Students receiving aid
56%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$5,626
$30-48K$12,603
$48-75K$14,539
$75-110K$20,816
$110K+$39,701

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district$55,822
Tuition in-state$55,822
Tuition out-of-state$55,822
Fee in-district$528
Fee in-state$528
Fee out-of-state$528

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,749
Combined charge for room and board$15,360
Room charge$7,372
Meal charge$7,988

Bowdoin College Majors

MajorBachelor's
Political Science and Government, General87
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics54
Mathematics, General34
History, General30
Neuroscience26
Computer Science26
Biology & Biological Sciences, General24
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other23
English Language and Literature, General22
Biochemistry20
Physics, General18
Sociology18
Geology & Earth Science, General11
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other8
Religion & Religious Studies8
Chemistry, General7
Asian Studies & Civilization6
Spanish and Iberian Studies6
Anthropology5
African Studies5
Art History, Criticism and Conservation5
Philosophy5
French Studies4
German Language and Literature4
Fine & Studio Arts, General3
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other2
Music, General2
Russian Language and Literature2
Mathematics Teacher Education1
Latin American Studies1
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other1
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism1
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1
Archeology1
Visual and Performing Arts, General1
Grand Total472
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate95%93%97%
  • Full-time retention rate - 98%

Publications & Citations

Publications
3,204
Citations
83,416

Publication count by topic

Biology
402
History
253
Political science
249
Sociology
247
Psychology
243
Chemistry
199
Economics
184
Mathematics
176
Physics
171
Computer science
166
Art
150
Environmental science
129
Geography
102
Geology
87
Philosophy
85
Medicine
65
Business
51
Materials science
24
Engineering
21

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Political science3626,343
History413717
Sociology5975,783
Economics7327,257
Environmental science7597,117
Philosophy766232
Geology8713,411
Art102482
Psychology107810,129
Geography10851,664
Physics12324,890
Biology132116,784
Business15261,310
Mathematics16372,926
Computer science18453,113
Chemistry19416,220
Medicine26721,471
Engineering3495162
Materials science3766267

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199027261
199131295
199223325
199327299
199437366
199538365
199634481
199737541
199828542
199946644
200049764
200142894
2002551128
2003701520
2004701717
2005571747
2006852084
2007892431
2008952742
20091292979
2010913357
2011983755
20121584290
20131414935
20142325173
20151295464
20161495399
20171265357
20181355171
20191466089
20201336413

General info

Alternative namesBC
Founded1794
WikipediaBowdoin College
MottoUt Aquila Versus Coelum
As an eagle towards the sky
Colorswhite, black
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff954
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address255 Maine Street
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
United States
City population20,000
Phone2077253000

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