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Best Values in Colleges

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Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)

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Bowdoin College is ranked 16 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 28 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 45%
Applicants who took ACT 29%

SAT Critical Reading Score

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

SAT Math Score

700+67%
600-69932%
600+99%

ACT Score

30-3690%
24-2910%
24+100%

Students applied6,935
Students admitted1,034
Admission rate15%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate86%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$47,744
Fees$468
Room and board$13,142
Estimated book expense$836
Total cost$62,190

Cost after need-based aid$23,212
Cost after non-need-based aid$61,190

Average debt at graduation$25,503

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$54,800

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$38,978
Average non-need-based aid$1,000

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,805

Full-Time

Men901
Women901

Part-Time

Men1
Women2

Freshmen retained98%

# - 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. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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