College Spotlight: Bowdoin College


The PowerScore College Spotlight gives you a snapshot of a different college or university each week. For more information about each profiled institution, be sure to check out the school’s website.

Bowdoin (pronounced BOW-din) College  is today’s College Spotlight. From the school’s website:

A liberal arts education at Bowdoin isn’t about being small and safe—it’s about having the support to take surprising risks. Students undertake this journey with faculty members who are scholars and artists of distinction who actively shape their fields. From their first-year seminar through their senior year, students are immersed in subjects with teachers who illuminate their learning with their own passion for their discipline. Faculty and students work together in small classes, in labs, in performance halls, and in the field where students are active participants in performing real-world research.


Type of school: Private

Setting: Suburban, large town

Size: 1,778 (total undergraduate enrollment)

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 483

Student-to-faculty ratio: 9:1

Acceptance percentage: 16%

Tuition and fees: $44,118 (2012-2013)

Room, board, and additional expenses: $14,082 (2012-2013 estimate for students living on campus)

Address: 5700 College Station, Brunswick, ME  04011
Phone: 207.725.3000
Twitter accounts: @BowdoinCollege
Facebook: Bowdoin College

All information was gathered from the school’s profile on the website and the school’s website. Please consult the school’s website and Office of Admissions with questions regarding this information. 

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