Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College

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Bowdoin College, founded in 1794, is a private liberal arts college situated in the coastal Maine town of Brunswick. The college enrolls approximately 1,700 students and has been coeducational since 1971. It offers 33 majors and 4 additional minors, and the student-faculty ratio is 9:1. Famous alumni include Joshua Chamberlain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry W. Longfellow. It is a highly selective liberal arts college.

In addition to its Brunswick campus, Bowdoin also owns a 118-acre coastal studies center on Orrs Island and a 200-acre scientific field station on Kent Island in the Bay of Fundy.

As of 2012, Bowdoin is ranked 6th among the National Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. News Report Ranking and is ranked 14th on Forbes Magazine's list of America's Top Colleges.

Honors: A Top Liberal Arts College

Bowdoin College News on NYT

In many ways, universities and their museums are drawing closer. You might even see students hanging artworks.
March 15, 2017
The mammoth Yale endowment fund run by David Swensen has been a training ground for investment managers, its alumni now scattered through the nonprofit world.
November 5, 2016
The Bowdoin Christian Fellowship group will cease to be recognized on campus after refusing to adhere to rules barring discrimination based on a person’s religious beliefs.
June 9, 2014
The cellist David Ying and his brother, the violist Phillip Ying, have been named artistic directors of the Bowdoin International Music Festival.
December 4, 2013

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