Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)

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Bowdoin College is ranked 11 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 18 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 42%
Applicants who took ACT 36%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+71%
600-69927%
600+98%

SAT Math Score

700+70%
600-69927%
600+97%

ACT Score

30-3689%
24-2911%
24+100%

Students applied6,790
Students admitted1,010
Admission rate15%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$49,416
Fees$484
Room and board$13,600
Estimated book expense$840
Total cost$64,340

Cost after need-based aid$22,758
Cost after non-need-based aid$63,340

Average debt at graduation$20,883

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$55,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$41,582
Average non-need-based aid$1,000

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,799

Full-Time

Men902
Women892

Part-Time

Men2
Women3

Freshmen retained97%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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