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Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME

Admissions Summary

Bowdoin College is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 9%. Students that get into Bowdoin College have an SAT score between 1340–1520* or an ACT score of 31–35*. Regular applications are due January 5.

By the Numbers

These ranges reflect what most admitted students scored, but many are outside these ranges.

  • GPA Range
  • 3.75+Not available
  • 3.50–3.74Not available
  • 3.25–3.49Not available
  • 3.00–3.24Not available
  • 2.50–2.99Not available
  • 2.00–2.49Not available
  • Below 2.00Not available
  • SAT Total Range*1340–1520
  • SAT Math670–780
  • SAT Reading670–760
  • ACT Composite Range*31–35
  • Acceptance Rate9% (Extremely Selective)
  • Total Applicants9,376
  • Admitted862
  • Enrolled508

Application Requirements

  • High School GPARequired
  • High School RankRequired
  • College Prep CoursesRequired
  • SAT/ACT ScoresConsidered if submitted
  • RecommendationsRequired

Application Deadline

Dates are subject to change, so confirm important deadlines by visiting the college website.
Regular DecisionJan 5
Early ActionNot available

Early action applicants don’t have to commit if accepted. Students can apply Early Action to more than one college.

Early DecisionNov 15

Early decision applicants agree to attend the college if they are accepted. Students can only apply to one college for Early Decision.

Application Process

  • Application Fee$65
  • Fee Waiver InfoAvailable to all qualified students. Visit the college website for details.

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