Bowdoin College

Is Bowdoin a Good School for the Money?

Bowdoin College Value Report

Is Bowdoin worth the money? Read College Factual's annual Bowdoin value report to determine if the school is priced fairly for the quality of education they provide.

Within Maine, Bowdoin is a Great Quality for a Good Price.

Top 50% Maine Value
#1 Maine Quality

Bowdoin College is ranked #1 out of #17 in Maine for quality and #6 out of #17 for Maine value.

This makes it a great quality for a good price in the state.

State Value Ranking  6 out of 17
Great Value
State Value Score  64.71 out of 100
Great Value

Do you qualify for in-state tuition? Check the Bowdoin financial aid page to be sure.

Fair Value Nationwide

Top 50% National Value
Top 5% National Quality

Bowdoin College is ranked #664 out of 1,472 for value nationwide.

Bowdoin College is a fair value according to College Factual's value analysis. It is priced appropriately based on the quality of the education provided.

National Value Ranking  664 out of 1472
Great Value
National Value Score  54.89 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade
Davidson College $164,912 A-
Olin College $168,639 B+
Washington and Lee University $201,273 B-
College of the Holy Cross $204,792 C+
Emory University $211,052 C+
Bowdoin College $215,489 C
Colgate University $216,995 C
Columbia University in the City of New York $220,383 C
Middlebury College $223,056 C
Carnegie Mellon University $238,042 C
Washington University in St Louis $241,044 C

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $215,489 for a Bowdoin Degree

The Bowdoin time to graduate is about 4.08 years and will cost an estimated $52,816 per year. This brings the total cost to 215,489.

Average Yearly Cost $52,816
Average Years to Graduate 4.08
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $215,489

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average Bowdoin student takes 4.08 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your Bowdoin degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$129,879 In-State With Aid
$301,104 Avg Cost No Aid
4.08 Years to Graduate

Net price can vary based on your unique situation.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at Bowdoin.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $301,104 #616 C+
All Students $215,489 #664 C
Only Students Receiving Aid $129,879 #130 A
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $301,104 #6 B-
All Students $215,489 #6 B-
Only Students Receiving Aid $129,879 #7 C+

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of Maine.

About 56% of Bowdoin students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Bowdoin financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average Bowdoin cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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