Bowdoin College is historic. And selective. And rigorous.
But most importantly, we were founded and endowed with the belief that there is something bigger than ourselves.
What does it mean for a college to do the right thing?
It means building a curriculum that stretches what’s expected of the liberal arts.
For us, it means working for equality, diversity, and inclusion—in our coursework, our staffing, our student body, and our financial priorities.
A Bowdoin education brings context, history, integrity, and empathy to the world around us.
Who chooses Bowdoin?
Our alumni are scholars, writers, judges, entrepreneurs, business leaders, scientists, activists, tech giants, farmers, diplomats, artists, and conservationists.
Bowdoin graduates of all years are connected by a curious, restless thread that asks: what else can I do? Where can I find answers? Who brings a different perspective?
Who does Bowdoin choose?