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Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College is located in Brunswick, Maine and is a private liberal arts college. Their mascot is the Polar Bear and there are approximately 1,800 undergraduate students enrolled. The town of Brunswick is just a five-minute walk from campus with a selection of restaurants, boutiques, a cinema, and a farmers market that’s open from May through November every Tuesday and Friday nearby. Bowdoin was originally an exclusively male college up until 1971 when it became coeducational.

“Princeton Review has ranked Bowdoin as having the second-best college food in the country! “


Caroline, current student

Notable Alumni

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Poet
  • Dr. Augustus Stinchfield – Mayo Clinic Co-Founder
  • Peter Buck – Co-Founder of the Subway Sandwich Chain
  • Leon Gorman – President and Chairman of the Board of L.L. Bean
  • Joan Benoit Samuelson – Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Reed Hastings – Netflix Founder and CEO

Popular coffee spot

Wild Oats & Bakery Cafe for coffee or brunch!

Where do students like to hang?

Students like to hang out on The Quad when it’s nice or Smith Student Union when it’s not.

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