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Impressions Of
Bowdoin College

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Bowdoin College

To Attend

  • “The academics are really fantastic. I bonded with so many professors and felt that I got a really great education.”
  • “The liberal arts experience I value a lot. It’s easy to get involved and do a lot of different things. You can get into whatever you want to do.”
  • “It can be really great to be in Maine if you like hiking, kayaking, skiing, etc.”
  • “The dorms and housing situation are great and make your experience so comfortable. It adds to the overall experience.”
  • “The food is great and there are always a lot of healthy and unhealthy options. Dining areas are also great for hanging out with people and are social spaces.”
  • “There are some of the nicest and most intelligent people here.”

To Not Attend

  • “If you want a school that has a strong pre-professional culture or a pre-professional major, that doesn’t exist here.”
  • “It’s very cold and there is lots of snow. If you think you would have a hard time putting up with that from October to April it’s not the place for you.”
  • “It’s very small. It can feel claustrophobic at times.” [There are about 1,800 students.]
  • “If you’re someone who cares a lot about having a vibrant social scene with lots of different parties to go to and gatherings to attend, it’s not the place for you. There are parties, but it’s not the most vibrant social scene.”
  • “If you want a big party school vibe, that’s not here.”
  • “The Bowdoin Bubble is very real. A lot of people aren’t that aware of what’s going on in the outside world.”
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