Tool December 2017

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Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 54.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 44.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 30.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 59.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 89.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 33.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 54.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 87.00%
ACT score 24-29: 17.00%
ACT score 30-36: 80.00%
ACT score 24+: 97%
Students applied: 6,799
Students admitted: 1,009
Admission rate: 15%
Students per faculty: 9
4-year graduation rate: 89%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 94%
Full-time enrolled men: 901
Full-time enrolled women: 900
Part-time enrolled men: 1
Part-time enrolled women: 4
Total enrollment: 1,806

COSTS

Tuition: $51,344
Room and board: $14,132
Est. book expense: $840
Fees: $504
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $42,206
Average non-need-based aid: $1,000
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
39
Average aid package: $44,088
Students receiving need-based aid: 806
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 45%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
4%
% receiving student loans: 27%