Bowdoin College is on a 215-acre campus in the small town setting of Brunswick, Maine, not far from Portland and Maine.
Bowdoin College has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Bowdoin College does not have fraternities or sororities.
Bowdoin College has the Bowdoin Outing Club. In fact, more students participate in the Bowdoin Outing Club than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Bowdoin College include Bowdoin Culinary Club, Asian Students Alliance, Bowdoin Craft Center and Board Organic Garden.
Bowdoin College students' favorite campus traditions are Fall lobster bake, Ivy Day and Spring Gala.
This table offers information on housing at Bowdoin College.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for sophomore|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||93%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||1,922|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––||1,814|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||7%|
Bowdoin College offers housing for students. Students are required to live on campus through sophomore year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
The majority of Bowdoin College students live on campus. In 2022, 93% of undergrads at Bowdoin College lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 7% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Bowdoin College. There are 1,922 spots available in on-campus housing for all 1,951 undergraduates. In the 2021-2022 school year, 1,814 students chose to live on-campus. On the weekends, about 95% students stay on-campus. First year students are not allowed to park a car on campus.
Bowdoin College offers coed housing.
At Bowdoin College there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Bowdoin College:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Golf||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Sailing||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Squash||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Skiing (Cross Country)||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Skiing (Downhill)||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Bowdoin College is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Bowdoin College campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Bowdoin College offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, Bowdoin College has self-defense education, safe ride service, emergency notification system.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Bowdoin College, take Interstate 295 to Brunswick, ME. If you need to fly, book your flight to Portland International Jetport airport.
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