Tool December 2016

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Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 42.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 36.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 27.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 71.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 98.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 27.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 70.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 97.00%
ACT score 24-29: 11.00%
ACT score 30-36: 89.00%
ACT score 24+: 100%
Students applied: 6,790
Students admitted: 1,010
Admission rate: 15%
Students per faculty: 9
4-year graduation rate: 85.6%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 902
Full-time enrolled women: 892
Part-time enrolled men: 2
Part-time enrolled women: 3
Total enrollment: 1,799

COSTS

Tuition: $49,416
Room and board: $13,600
Est. book expense: $840
Fees: $484
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $41,582
Average non-need-based aid: $1,000
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
5
Average aid package: $45
Students receiving need-based aid: 802
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 45%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
5%
% receiving student loans: 34%