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Bowdoin College

Academics and Majors

Bowdoin Students Say...

From the “academic rigor” to the “laid-back attitude of the people” and “the beau­tiful Maine scenery,” Bowdoin is a small liberal arts college that packs a consider­able punch. Tucked away in the quaint town of Brunswick, Bowdoin provides students with an “extremely high quality of education” and “amazing resources.” Moreover, there’s a “tangible ... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

5000 College Station

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME 04011-8441

United States

Phone: 207-725-3100

Fax: 207-725-3101


Majors & Special Programs
Academic Rating: 97
Most Popular Majors: Economics, General
Mathematics, General
Political Science and Government, General
All Majors: African Studies
African Studies
Ancient Studies/Civilization
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Combined Degree Programs: BA/JD
Joint Engineering Program: CalTech, Columbia, Dartmouth, U Maine
Other Joint Degree Programs: 3-3 Law - Columbia University Law
Special Study Options: Accelerated
Double Major
Exchange Student
Liberal Arts Career Combo
Student Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification

Other Special Study Options:
3-2 or 4-2 Engineering Degree Programs with Dartmouth College, California Institute of Technology, Columbia University and the University of Maine, Orono; and 3-3 Legal Studies Degree Program with Columbia University Law School, first-year seminars, summer research fellowships, service-learning courses, The Writing Project, Quantitative Reasoning Program, Legal Studies Advisory Group, Health Professions Advising, EMS Writing Tutor. Pass/Fail grading options are available.
Required Coursework: Arts/fine arts
Sciences (biological or physical)
Social science

Other required coursework:
Complete one course in each of the 5 distribution areas: 1. mathematical, Computational or Statistical Reasoning; 2. Inquiry in the Natural Sciences; 3. Exploring Social Differences; 4. International Perspectives; and 5. Visual and Performing Arts
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Faculty & Class Information
Student Faculty Ratio:9:1
Total Faculty:230
Full-time & part-time faculty with Phds:223
Classes Taught by TAs:0%
Most Frequent Class Size:10 - 19
Most Frequent Lab & Sub-Section Size:10 - 19
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