Chances of getting into Bowdoin College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Bowdoin College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsUnavailable
Applicant CompetitionVery High

How hard is it to get into Bowdoin College and can I get accepted? The school has a 10% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Maine for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 932 out of 9,081 applicants were admitted making Bowdoin College a very highly competitive school to get into with a low chance of acceptance for typical applicants. Of those applicants who were admitted, 55% enrolled. With over half of admitted students enrolling, acceptance by Bowdoin College is a prized outcome for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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Bowdoin College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
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SAT Reading 75th N/A
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Bowdoin College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
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ACT Reading 75th N/A
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Bowdoin College has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

High School Class Rank

83% of Bowdoin College freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Bowdoin College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 83%
Top 25% of class 94%
Top 50% of class 100%
Bottom 50% of class 0%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Bowdoin College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,340 3,741 9,081
Accepted 499 433 932
Acceptance Rate 9% 12% 10%
Enrolled 266 244 510
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 53% 56% 55%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Jan 1, 2020
Days left to Apply

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Bowdoin College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Bowdoin College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Bowdoin College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit No
Credit for Life Experiences No

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Frequently Asked Questions

10% of those who apply are granted admission to Bowdoin College. Admission competition is very high and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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