Bowdoin College
#218 Overall Influence#17 Desirability Rank

Bowdoin College

Private liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine

Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts college in Brunswick, Maine. At the time Bowdoin was chartered, in 1794, Maine was still a part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The college offers 34 majors and 36 minors, as well as several joint engineering programs with Columbia, Caltech, Dartmouth College, and The University of Maine.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

9,081

Acceptance

10%

Graduation Rate

94%

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$53,418

Fees (in-state)

$504

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0-30K$6,123
30K-48K$8,329
48K-75K$17,078
75K-110K$21,013
110K+$36,344

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$83,300

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

2K

Under-Grads

2K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

255 Maine Street, Brunswick ME 04011

What is Bowdoin College known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#90 World Rank #43 USA Rank
Literature
#139 World Rank #76 USA Rank
History
#159 World Rank #95 USA Rank
Education
#179 World Rank #104 USA Rank
Psychology
#352 World Rank #125 USA Rank
Mathematics
#243 World Rank #136 USA Rank
Political Science
#319 World Rank #145 USA Rank
Biology
#393 World Rank #147 USA Rank
Philosophy
#412 World Rank #178 USA Rank
Sociology
#537 World Rank #201 USA Rank
Economics
#580 World Rank #243 USA Rank
Anthropology
#752 World Rank #268 USA Rank
Chemistry
#1028 World Rank #312 USA Rank
Earth Sciences
#805 World Rank #314 USA Rank
Computer Science

Other areas of influence

#85 World Rank #46 USA Rank
Law
#118 World Rank #90 USA Rank
Business
#140 World Rank #103 USA Rank
Nursing
#171 World Rank #115 USA Rank
Social Work
#187 World Rank #97 USA Rank
Medical
#306 World Rank #224 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#330 World Rank #233 USA Rank
Communications
#591 World Rank #222 USA Rank
Engineering

Influential People

Who are Bowdoin College's Most influential alumni?

Bowdoin College's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Law, Literature, and Business. Bowdoin College’s most academically influential people include Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Alfred Kinsey.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne

American novelist and short story writer

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American poet

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Alfred Kinsey
Alfred Kinsey

American scientist

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Franklin Pierce
Franklin Pierce

American politician, 14th President of the United States

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Stephen A. Douglas
Stephen A. Douglas

American politician

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Robert Peary
Robert Peary

Explorer from the United States

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Alpheus Spring Packard
Alpheus Spring Packard

American entomologist, palaeontologist

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John Albion Andrew
John Albion Andrew

Massachusetts governor during the Civil War

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Melville Fuller
Melville Fuller

United States federal judge

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Charles Otis Whitman
Charles Otis Whitman

American zoologist

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Seba Smith
Seba Smith

American humorist

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Oliver Otis Howard
Oliver Otis Howard

United States Army Medal of Honor recipient and Union Army general

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