Diversity Makes a Difference
Diversity can be somewhat of a buzzword with university admissions officers and students. What does it mean to you?
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.
How does this translate to the university experience?
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.
The college years provide a one of a kind opportunity for students to have exposure to other cultures and backgrounds. Students should look for a university administration that is not only promoting diversity institutionally, but also fostering a climate where students can exchange different ideas and perspectives in positive and meaningful ways.
Educate Yourself on Diversity at Bowdoin, Including how This School Compares to Others in the Nation.
This School has Excellent Overall Diversity
We combine factors of ethnic, geographic, gender and age diversity to create an overall diversity ranking for each school.
Ranked #29 in the nation, Bowdoin College is considered highly diverse.
Campus is Higher Than Average in Ethnic 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 #838 for ethnic diversity means Bowdoin College is above average nationally.
Explore Ethnic Diversity at Bowdoin
If available, the chart below will display ethnic diversity among the undergraduate students at Bowdoin.
Bowdoin ranks above average in ethnic diversity.
The ethnic 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 #13 in male to female diversity nationwide. The undergraduate population is comprised of 902 males and 904 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 excellent.
Meet Students From All 50 States: Excellent Geographic Diversity
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 #46.
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 90 international students at Bowdoin College representing at least 18 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, 92.1% of students are in the age 18 to 21 bracket, compared to the national average of 60%. We rank Bowdoin #2,738 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
- 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?
What are you seeking in regards to college diversity? Get a hold of the school to see what type of support groups and clubs are available to encourage diverse perspectives.