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Bowdoin College

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Visiting And Contact Information

5000 College Station

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME 04011-8441

United States

Phone: 207-725-3100

Fax: 207-725-3101

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 99
SAT:
% Submitting Score:53%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:680 - 760
     Math Middle 50%:680 - 750
     Writing Middle 50%:690 - 770
ACT:
% Submitting Score:27%
     ACT Middle 50%:30 - 33
     Math Middle 50%:29 - 34
     English Middle 50%:31 - 34
     Writing Middle 50%:8 - 10
Average High School GPA:3.8
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:83%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:94%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:51%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 7,052
Total applicants who are accepted: 1,054
Total of accepted students who enroll: 497
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 97%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $60.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 01/01
Early Decision II Notification Date: 02/15
Regular Application Deadline: 01/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/05
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: No
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 12 months
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Very important
Talent / Ability:Very important
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Important
Alumni/ AE Relation:Important
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Not Considered
Work Experience:Not Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Not Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is not accepted
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:20
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:4
     Lab Science:3
     Foreign Language:4
     Social Studies:4
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    99
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    680 - 760
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    680 - 750
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    690 - 770
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    30 - 33
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    29 - 34
  •      English Middle 50%:
    31 - 34
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    8 - 10
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.8
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/01
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