Applying to Bowdoin

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Acceptance Rate 9.00%
Yield 59.00%
SAT Score 1,520
ACT Score 34
Applicants 9,376

Applying To Bowdoin

For the academic year 2022-23, the acceptance rate is 9% at Bowdoin College where a total of 9,376 students applied and 844 were accepted. The average SAT score of enrolled students is 1,520 and the average ACT score is 34. It requires four items to submit to their applicants.
The following table describes the general admission information for applying to Bowdoin.
Open Admission Policy
Undergraduate Application Fees$65
Graduate Application Fees$-1
Admission Informationhttps://www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationhttps://www.bowdoin.edu/admissions/apply/
Acceptance Rate9.00%
Average Test Scores1,520 SAT / 34 ACT
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits

Acceptance Rate, Yield, and Headcounts

For the academic year 2022-2023, the acceptance rate is 9.00% where a total of 9,376 students (3,994 men and 5,382 women) have applied to Bowdoin and 844 (399 men and 484 women) students have been admitted to the school.
Among them, 235 male and 286 female students have enrolled into Bowdoin and its yield, also known as enrollment rate is 59.00%. The following table shows the admission statistics including admission stats, acceptance rate, and yield.
Admission Statistics at Bowdoin
Acceptance Rate 9.00% 9.99% 8.99%
Yield (Enrollment Rate) 59.00% 58.90% 59.09%
[Chart] Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

At Bowdoin, 183 applicants (36% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 108 applicants (21%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees.
The average SAT score of those who submitted scores is 1,520 and the average ACT score is 34 at Bowdoin. SAT 75th percentile score is 1,560 and 25th percentile score is 1,460. For ACT scores, the 75th percentile score is 105 and the 25th percentile score is 98. The following table shows the detailed SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Bowdoin.
Average SAT and ACT Scores at Bowdoin
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720770
SAT Math740790
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3134
ACT English3436
[Chart] SAT Scores by Subject
[Chart] ACT Scores by Subject

Admission Requirements

Bowdoin College requires 4 item(s) (High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, TOEFL) to submit to their applicants. In addition, 5 item(s) (High School GPA, High School Rank, Formal Demonstration of Competencies, Admission Test Scores, Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)) are considered but not required to submit.
Application Requirements for Bowdoin
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Required △ Considered (not Required) ✓ Recommended ✗ Neither Required nor Recommended

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

The calendar system at Bowdoin College is Semester. Bowdoin College accepts Advanced placement (AP) Credits. Next table describes credits that Bowdoin College accepts.
Calendar SystemSemester
Dual Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for military training