Bowdoin College: Admission & Tests

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Bowdoin College LogoBelow is a brief overview of Bowdoin College general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Bowdoin College admission requirements are very hard; in 2013-14 the school accepted only 16 percent of those who apply.

The college requires you to submit reference letters with your application but does not require admission test scores.

Bowdoin College usually will accept your:
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)
and will decline your:
  • dual credits
  • credits for life experience

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$60
Bowdoin College requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Bowdoin College is $60.00.

SAT Test Scores

Submitting the results of Scholastic Aptitude Test is important bit of the application procedure. 65 percent of applicants at Bowdoin College took the SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 640 to 790 on Critical Reading, from 640 to 790 on Math, and from 640 to 790 on Writing. Hence if you have above 750 in SAT Critical Reading, 750 in SAT Math, and 750 in SAT Writingthen it will be good enough to get accepted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
600
720
750

SAT Math
600
720
750

SAT Writing
600
720
750

ACT Test Scores

Taking American College Test is common component of the application procedure at Bowdoin College. 30% of applicants completed the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 30 to 34 on Composite, from 30 to 37 on English, from 28 to 36 on Math, and from 7 to 11 on Writing. Taking these numbers into account, if you got a score above 33 in ACT Composite, 35 in ACT English, 33 in ACT Math, and 10 in ACT Writing, that will be good enough to get accepted at this institution.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
27
32
33

ACT English
27
33
35

ACT Math
26
32
33

ACT Writing
7
9
10

Contact Admissions

Phone Number
(207)
725-3000
To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Bowdoin College, please contact this college directly.

You can call the school's general information office at (207) 725-3000 or check Bowdoin College Website

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