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Bowdoin College Demographics & Diversity

Brunswick, Maine

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Bowdoin College are primarily White with a smaller Hispanic population. The school has medium racial diversity. 37% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Bowdoin College students
Race Percent of Students
White 63%
Black 5%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 6%
International 5%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 6% more female students than male students enrolled at Bowdoin College with a gender ratio of 51% women to 49% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Bowdoin College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Bowdoin College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 49%
Women 51%
Enrollment by gender for Bowdoin College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 862
Women 915

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very High

Bowdoin College serves a very high number of out-of-state students with 91% of the student body residing outside of Maine or from other countries.

Enrollment by geographic location for Bowdoin College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 9%
Out of State 83%
Foreign 8%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$75,490 per year

15% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 0.2%
Part time Undergrads 0.1%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=161004 IPEDS survey data for Bowdoin College.