Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)

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Bowdoin College is ranked 12 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 23 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 54%
Applicants who took ACT 44%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+59%
600-69930%
600+89%

SAT Math Score

700+54%
600-69933%
600+87%

ACT Score

30-3680%
24-2917%
24+97%

Students applied6,799
Students admitted1,009
Admission rate15%

Students per faculty9

4-year graduation rate89%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$51,344
Fees$504
Room and board$14,132
Estimated book expense$840
Total cost$66,820

Cost after need-based aid$24,614
Cost after non-need-based aid$65,820

Average debt at graduation$23,120

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$58,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$42,206
Average non-need-based aid$1,000

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment1,806

Full-Time

Men901
Women900

Part-Time

Men1
Women4

Freshmen retained94%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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