Bowdoin College

Bowdoin Demographics & Diversity Report

Is Bowdoin really diverse? College Factual's 2021 diversity report reveals the truth and stats about diversity at Bowdoin. We analyzed racial demographics, gender ratios, student age ranges, and more.

Bowdoin Student Population

1,835 Total Students

How Many Students Attend Bowdoin College?

Bowdoin total enrollment is approximately 1,835 students.

Bowdoin Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Bowdoin undergraduate population is made up of 51% women, and 49% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Bowdoin Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,087
Hispanic 208
Black or African American 140
Asian 132
Multi-Ethnic 128
International 121
Unknown 9
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

High Ranking in Overall Diversity Nationwide

Bowdoin achieved a College Factual diversity rank of #28 out of 3,514 total schools in the ranking.

Overall Diversity Ranking  28 out of 3514
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Overall Diversity Score  99.23 out of 100
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High overall diversity means a high variety of students of different races, ethnicities, ages, and genders, from all parts of the country and abroad.

How Does Bowdoin Diversity Compare to National Averages?

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Bowdoin is considered to have excellent overall diversity when compared to the nationwide average.

Above Average when it Comes to Racial/Ethnic Diversity

34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *

Bowdoin is ranked 1,084 out of 3,790 when it comes to the racial/ethnic diversity of the students.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity Ranking  1084 out of 3790
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Racial-Ethnic Diversity Score  71.42 out of 100
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High racial/ethnic diversity in the student body means plenty of opportunities to interact with and learn from students with different backgrounds and cultures than you.

Bowdoin Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
White 1,088
Hispanic 208
Black or African American 140
Asian 132
Multi-Ethnic 128
International 121
Unknown 9
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 3

Low Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Bowdoin College Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
White 836
Asian 23
Black or African American 20
Multi-Ethnic 10
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

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Near Even Male/Female Ratio

More Female Students

Bowdoin ranks 78 out of 3,790 when it comes to gender parity on campus.

Student Gender Ratio  78 out of 3790
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Student Male/Female Diversity Score  97.97 out of 100
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This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 939 female students and 896 male students at Bowdoin.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Bowdoin is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  88.14 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 580 female teachers and 457 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

Top 5% in Geographic Diversity
90.41% Out of State
6.56% Out of the Country

Bowdoin ranks 45 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

90.41% of Bowdoin students come from out of state, and 6.56% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  97 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 40 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
Massachusetts 72
New York 60
California 52
Maine 45
New Jersey 33

International Students at Bowdoin

Students from 35 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from China, Canada, and South Korea.

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Average Student Age Diversity

Average Student Age Diversity
91.13% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  43.16 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Bowdoin, 91.13% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 872
20-21 783
22-24 127
25-29 1
35 and over 1
30-34 0
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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