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Brunswick, ME 04011

Bowdoin is a selective liberal arts college, and we thrive on collaboration, not competition. Our students work together—not against each other—to tackle the big problems and pressing questions that will shape our collective future.

Applications Accepted: Common App, Coalition App, Questbridge App

Do you require test scores for the Class of 2022? No, we are test optional

Admissions policies for Undocumented and DACA Students: Undocumented or DACA students should follow the same application process for all first-year or transfer domestic students. As with all domestic applicants, students will be evaluated within the context of their high school. In order to accurately assess each applicant, we encourage all students to share any information pertaining to their unique experiences with the selection committee.

Forms Required: FAFSA, CSS Profile

Do you meet full need? Yes

We're need blind: a family's ability to pay is not a factor in admission. The average Bowdoin grant is $54,530 for the Class of 2025. Bowdoin grants range from $1,090 to $75,000 and our aid packages are loan-free.

Additional financial aid information: Financial aid webpage

Student Experience

Average Class Size: 16

Retention Rate (percentage of students who return for year two): 86%

6-Year Graduation Rate: 95%

Majors: Click Here

Student Population

1,835 Undergraduate Students

59% White

11.3% Hispanic

7.6% Black and African American

7.2% Asian

7% Multi-Ethnic

6.6% International Students

1% unknown

0.6% Native American or Alaska Native