Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME
255 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the coastal town of Brunswick, Maine. With an enrollment of approximately 1,800 students, the college offers a rigorous academic curriculum with a strong focus on the liberal arts and sciences. Students at Bowdoin can choose from over 40 majors and minors, and the college also offers a number of unique programs such as the Maine Coast Semester and the Polar Bear Expedition. Outside of the classroom, students can get involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, including more than 100 student organizations, Division III athletics, and community service initiatives. For students interested in a more global perspective, the college also offers a number of study abroad programs in locations around the world.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $71,880

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $71,880

Return on Investment Rating

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Bowdoin College is $245643.97. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Bowdoin College. For graduates of Bowdoin College, we saw an average early-career income of $67200.00 and mid-career income of $135900.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.