Bowdoin College: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - ExcellentQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - Very BadCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Bad
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Bowdoin College is a small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 1,800 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1794 and is the only school located in Brunswick, Maine.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
42
Fair
Bowdoin College will give you the option to get a bachelor's degree.

Bowdoin College deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers enrollment in 42 majors. The most popular concentrations are Political Science, Biology, Economics, Foreign Languages, and Mathematics. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges and schools.


Student Retention
97%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Bowdoin College is excellent at 97% (well above Maine average). Considering this statistic, apparently students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
9 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Bowdoin College is great: 94%.

Student to faculty ratio at Bowdoin College is good, 9:1. Read more details on faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$48,300
High
Average tuition prices are extremely high, $47,800 per academic year. The additional fees at Bowdoin College not covered by tuition are about $500; which makes it a total of $48,300 a year.

Read the details about Bowdoin College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
15%
Hard
As reported in recent government data, 6,790 applications were submitted and 1,010 were accepted; so it is challenging to get accepted at this school.

The school might accept your advanced placement credits for admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at Bowdoin College in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$6,100
Medium
Bowdoin College provides study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Bowdoin College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Bowdoin College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates approximately 1,800 students, which provides a decent on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable -- around $6,100 per academic year.

Based on the college crime data, Bowdoin College appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Bowdoin College Location and Maps



Post Address: Bowdoin College, 255 Maine Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011, USA
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