Overall Bowdoin College Acceptance Rate
Accepted Applicants Profile
- SAT Scores: 1290 - 1500
- ACT Scores: 30 - 34
How Hard Is It to Get into Bowdoin College
Applicant Selectivity: Highly Selective
The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Bowdoin is considered highly selective. Many accepted applicants score in the top-range on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having a solid high school GPA and number of college prep courses.
How Does Bowdoin College Compare to Other Liberal Arts Colleges in ME
General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions
Bowdoin College accepts both Early Decision and standard applications. Admission selection is a holistic process evaluating a student’s academic success, level of coursework challenge, teacher and counselor recommendations, community involvement, and overall academic potential.
A typical applicant is expected to have completed four years of study each in English, Mathematics, Social Science, Laboratory Science and a foreign language. Test scores are not necessary for application but must be submitted upon enrollment. Letters of recommendation and a student’s own written essay will help the admissions staff better identify a student’s potential and likelihood of success at Bowdoin.
Number of Applicants, Percent Admitted, and Enrolled Students
Average Standardized Test Scores
|SAT Section||Score Range|
|Critical Reading||650 - 750|
|Math||640 - 750|
|Total Score:||1290 - 1500|
|ACT Section||Score Range|
|Composite Score:||30 - 34|