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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
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Campus Life and Facilities

Bowdoin Students Say...

Undergrads at Bowdoin are pretty frank about the fact that “life during the week is consumed by work.” As a sophomore reveals, “People are very focused on their studies, and academics always come first.” Fortunately, even the most studious undergrads here find the time to kick back every once in... 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

Website

Student Housing

All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
92%
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
Yes

Housing Options

Coed dorms Special housing for disabled student Apartments for single students Wellness Housing

Other Housing Options:

Three small college houses and 8 college house system houses.

Student Activities

GREEK LIFE: % OF STUDENT BODY WHO...

Student Activities

Academic Groups Chamber Orchestra Debating Club Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups Humor Magazine Improv comedy International Student Groups Literary Magazine Minority Student Groups Political Discussion Groups Radio Station Religious Groups Singing Groups Social Services Group Student Film Society Student Union Team Managers Theater Program
Registered Student Organizations
110
Number of Honor Societies
1
Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
8

Sports

Athletic Division :Division III Men's Sports Team Name :Polar Bears Women's Sports Team Name :Polar Bears Team Mascot :Polar Bear
# of sports for women, varsity
18
# of sports for men, varsity
16

Women's Athletics List, Varsity

Basketball CrossCountry Diving FieldHockey Golf IceHockey Lacrosse Rugby Sailing SkiingNordicCrossCountry Soccer Softball Squash Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor Volleyball

Men's Athletics list, Varsity

Baseball Basketball CrossCountry Diving Football Golf IceHockey Lacrosse Sailing SkiingNordicCrossCountry Soccer Squash Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor

Student Services

Other Services
DayCare
Health
WomensCenter
LGBT Support Groups
Yes
Description
Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity: http://www.bowdoin.edu/queer/resource-center-for-sexual-and-gender-diversity/index.shtml and Bowdoin Queer Straight Alliance: http://students.bowdoin.edu/queer-straight-alliance/
Minority Support Groups
Yes
Description
Minority students are supported by various multicultural student organizations on campus; full-time administrators in the President's Office and Dean of Student Affairs Office; faculty advisors; the Counseling Service; the Health Center; provided transportation to Portland and places of worship; the college house system; and various multicultural events held on campus year-round. Bowdoin has implemented many new programs for minority students and is dedicated to diversifying its student body. Please visit http://www.bowdoin.edu/campus-life/events/index.shtml

Technology On Campus / Facilities

Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes Email and Web Access Available: Yes % of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100% Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 60 Average Number of PC's per Lab: 10.00 Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes Fee for Network Use: No Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes Student Web Pages Provided: Yes Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes Online Class Registration Available: Yes Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No Undergraduates that Own Computers: 99% Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes Description: Apple, Dell http://www.bowdoin.edu/it/purchasing/ Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes Special Facilities: Bowdoin College Museum of Art; Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum; Arctic Studies Center; Edwards Center for Art and Dance; coastal marine biology and ornithology research facility on Orr's Island; scientific station on Kent Island; black box theater; Pickard Theater; Baldwin Program for Academic Development; Outdoor Leadership Center; Crafts Center; 8 specialized libraries, including the Language Media Center; Quantitative Reasoning Program; The Writing Project; Gibson Hall of Music; Studzinski Recital Hall; Educational Technology Center; Environmental Studies Center; Russwurm African-American Center; Women's Resource Center; Off-Campus Study Office; Office of Health Professions Advising; Pre-Law Advising Office; McKeen Center for the Common Good; Electronic Classroom; Recording Studio; and a state-of-the-art science facility.

Campus Safety

Quality of Life Rating
99
Fire Safety Rating
88

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.


Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    99
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    88
  • Green Rating:
    87
  • Campus Environment:
    Village
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    100%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    92%
  • # of Organizations:
    110
  • # of Honor Societies:
    1
  • # of Social Sororities:
    0
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    0
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    8
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