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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
#5

National Liberal Arts Colleges



Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts institution that was founded in 1794. It is located in Brunswick, Maine on 205 suburban acres just north of the Casco Bay shoreline. Some of Bowdoin College’s famous alumni include author Nathaniel Hawthorne, former U.S. President Franklin Pierce, and sexuality and gender researcher Alfred Kinsey.

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Quick Facts


255 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011-8448

2014-2015 Tuition

$46,808 Tuition and Fees

Students

1795 undergraduate students
50% male / 50% female

Admission

January 1 application deadline
15% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1794

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree

Majors Offered

Computer Science, Mathematics Teacher Education, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Mathematics and Computer Science, Ancient Studies/Civilization, Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Chemical Physics, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, General, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, African Studies, Asian Studies/Civilization, Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies, Latin American Studies, Women's Studies, Theatre Literature, History and Criticism, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other, Music, General, History, General

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Education, General, Secondary Education and Teaching, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature, Latin Language and Literature, Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, English Language and Literature, General, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Mathematics, General, Environmental Studies, Ancient Studies/Civilization, Philosophy, Religion/Religious Studies, Chemistry, General, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Anthropology, Archeology, Economics, General, Applied Economics, Political Science and Government, General, Sociology, African Studies, Asian Studies/Civilization, Latin American Studies, Women's Studies, Gay/Lesbian Studies, Dance, General, Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Music, General, History, General

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 1,795
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 1,788
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 1
Percent of male undergraduates: 50%
Percent of female undergraduates: 50%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook

Sports

Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing (nordic), soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor)
Intercollegiate varsity nonscholarship sports offered for women: basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing (nordic), rugby, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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Crime Statistics

Criminal Offences - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 7 7 4
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 2
Burglary 6 11 6
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 2 0
Criminal Offences - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 4 7 3
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 2
Burglary 5 7 3
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Criminal Offences - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Sex offenses - Forcible 0 0 0
Sex offenses - non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 1
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Arrests - On-Campus1 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 1 0
Liquor law violations 12 1 6
Arrests - On-Campus Student Housing Facility2 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 1 0
Liquor law violations 2 1 6
Arrests - Noncampus Building or Property3 2010 2011 2012
Illegal weapons possession 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Liquor law violations 0 0 0

Comments



1On-Campus: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of, or in a manner related to, the institution's educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to paragraph (1) of this definition, that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students, and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
2On-Campus Student Housing Facility: Any student housing facility that is owned or controlled by the institution, or is located on property that is owned or controlled by the institution, and is within the reasonably contiguous geographic area that makes up the campus is considered an on-campus student housing facility.
3Noncampus Building or Property: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.


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