Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College Ranking

country rank: 285
world rank: 772

University Overview

Bowdoin College ranking, established in 1794, is a non-profit private liberal arts college based in the suburbs of Brunswick, Maine (population range of 10,000-49,999). Bowdoin College (BC) ranking is a modest (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 1,000-1,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution that is officially accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education. Bowdoin College (BC) provides courses and services in a variety of fields that contribute to formally accredited higher education degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 226-year-old American higher-education college has a preferential admissions process focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. The enrollment rate ranges from 10% to 20%, rendering this US higher education institution extremely selective. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. Students at BC have access to a library, accommodation, athletic equipment, financial assistance and/or grants, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative resources.

Bowdoin College Ranking

University Identity

Name Bowdoin College
Acronym BC
Founded 1794
Motto Ut Aquila Versus Coelum As an eagle towards the sky
Colours White and black

University Location

Address 255 Maine Street Brunswick 04011-8448 Maine United States
Tel +1 (207) 725 3000
Fax +1

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) Not reported
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office 5000 College Station Brunswick 04011-8441 (207) 725 3100

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 1,000-1,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Bowdoin College's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 1,054,986 physical volumes, 52,790 physical media, 96,576 digital/electronic medium and 466 licensed digital/electronic databases. Bowdoin College's library has 3 branches.
Housing Yes Bowdoin College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,708 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

National Athletic Association (NAA) National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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