Why Diversity Matters
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students. For the purposes of producing diversity scores, College Factual defines diversity as the most plurality. Schools that score high in diversity metrics are those with the greatest variety in ethnicity, gender, age, and geographic location of origin.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Bowdoin, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
Very High Overall Diversity
We combine factors of racial, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Ranked #28 in the nation, Bowdoin College is considered highly diverse.
Campus is Higher Than Average in Racial Diversity
Ethnically-diverse schools offer students the chance to study and learn with undergraduates from racial and ethnic groups that are different from their own.
A ranking of #711 for ethnic diversity means Bowdoin College is above average nationally.
Bowdoin Racial Demographics
If available, the chart below will display racial diversity among the undergraduate students at Bowdoin.
Bowdoin ranks above average in racial representation.
Racial diversity of the faculty is below the national average.
Equal Balance of Male and Female Students
If you feel more comfortable on a campus with a nice mix of males and females, this may be the school for you.
At Bowdoin College, the disparity between men and women on campus is far lower than the national average. The undergraduate student body at Bowdoin is equally balanced.
This college is ranked at #8 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 908 males and 908 females.
Explore Male/Female Diversity at Bowdoin
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Bowdoin's undergraduate students.
The male to female ratio at Bowdoin is excellent.
If available, the chart below will include the male to female percentage among Bowdoin's faculty.
The ratio of male to female faculty at Bowdoin is above average.
Very High Geographic Diversity From Across the U.S.
Are you looking for a school where you can meet students from all over the U.S. and the world?
We've decided upon the geographic diversity of each school by looking at where matriculated undergraduates lived before they attended college.
Less than 10% of the students attending Bowdoin College come from within Maine. This puts Bowdoin's level of geographic diversity far above the national average and gives it a national geographic diversity ranking of #45.
Learn About Nationwide Geographic Diversity
The undergraduate student body is split among 42 states (may include Washington D.C.), as shown in the chart below.
Presence of International Students at Bowdoin
There is a mid sized group of about 91 international students at Bowdoin College representing at least 23 countries. Go to the Bowdoin International Student Page for more information.
How Old is Everyone at This School?
Some learners prefer a campus filled with others who are a similar age to them, while some prefer a wide age range of students. Which is best for you?
The traditional student is between the ages of 18-21. At Bowdoin College, 91.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bowdoin #2,642 in the nation for student age diversity.
Review Age Diversity at Bowdoin
Analyze the age range of Bowdoin students with the following chart.
Questions About Diversity
- What do we mean when we refer to diversity in college?
Broadly speaking, diversity is the word we use to describe a mixture of individuals and ideas, and the traditions, belief systems and cultures that come with them. Diversity can be a huge benefit to students, as it not only exposes them to new ways of thinking, it prepares them for the varied workforce of tomorrow, as well as inspires creativity and innovation.
- Is Bowdoin attracting and supporting learners from all income backgrounds?
Schools with otherwise excellent racial and ethnic diversity still may not be diverse when it comes to other factors, such as income levels. Get a better idea of how Bowdoin supports low-income students by visiting the Financial Aid Page.
- Is Diversity Important to Bowdoin?
Diversity can be encouraged by the university in several ways. First, institutions should be making an effort to hire a varied faculty to teach students. But the school should also be doing the best they can to foster substantial interaction between people from different backgrounds. This prevents students and faculty from self-segregating and promotes positive connections.