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Is Bowdoin a Good School for the Money?

Below Average National Value
Unknown In-State Value
$198,578 Avg Total Cost

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.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 1% National Quality
Expensive Price

Bowdoin College is ranked #2,169 out of 2,223 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Bowdoin College is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  2169 out of 2223
Great Value
National Value Score  3.21 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

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

We're Looking at a Total Cost of $198,578 for a Bowdoin Degree

The Bowdoin time to graduate is about 4.08 years and will cost an estimated $48,671 per year. This brings the total cost to 198,578.

Average Yearly Cost$48,671
Average Years to Graduate4.08
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree$198,578

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?

$111,172 In-State With Aid
$293,270 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 GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$293,270#0F
All Students$198,578#2,169F
Only Students Receiving Aid$111,172#474B+
In-State Value by Aid GroupAvg Degree CostValue RankValue Grade
Students with no Aid$293,270#F
All Students$198,578#F
Only Students Receiving Aid$111,172#F

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

About 58% of Bowdoin students receive financial aid. Get more details on what Bowdoin financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

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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