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Bowdoin vs. Colby

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Bowdoin CollegeBrunswick, ME
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Colby CollegeWaterville, ME
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), 4 or more years
Baccalaureate College - Arts & Sciences
Offered Degrees
Bachelor'sOffered DegreeBachelor's
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$56,350Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$59,430
-Graduate Tuition-
Less$46,432Average Financial Aid AmountMore$48,706
Admission
-Test Scores1,450 SAT
33 ACT
Tighter9%Acceptance RateEasier10%
Favorable59%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Lower40%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Advanced placement (AP) CreditsAccepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller1,777Total Enrollment
(All Undergraduate in both schools)
Larger2,155
-Online Student Population147
Completion & Outcomes
Higher95%Graduate RateLower90%
Lower3%Transfer-out RateHigher8%
Higher98%Retention RateLower94%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,708)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,990)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,830)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,850)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty9 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty10 to 1
243Number of faculties247
Higher$112,003Average Faculty SalaryLower$104,211
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.