The Ivy Coach Daily

April 19, 2019

Bowdoin College Class of 2023 Admissions Statistics

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Bowdoin has released its admissions figures for the Class of 2023 (photo credit: PolarBear11).

Bowdoin College has released its admissions figures for the Class of 2023. In all, 9,332 students applied to the Brunswick, Maine-based school this year. Of these students, 8.9% earned admission — a figure that has fallen precipitously over the years. In 2005, this same figure stood at 25% so quite the drop indeed! In fact, this year’s admission rate marks the first time that fewer than 10% of applicants to the school got in. As our readers may remember, just last year we reported a record-breaking overall admit rate of 10.3% for the Class of 2022. That record is no more.

Breakdown of the Bowdoin Class of 2023 Admits

As reports Rohini Kurup for “The Bowdoin Orient” in a piece entitled “Acceptance rate drops to 8.9% for class of 2023,” “More students of color, first-generation students and international students submitted applications. The College also admitted 14 students through the QuestBridge Match program—an alternative, binding application program for low-income students—up from 12 students in the Class of 2022. A three percent increase in applications from last year and the College’s rising yield caused the drop in the acceptance rate. The yield for the Class of 2022 was unexpectedly high, with more students matriculating than the College had expected. Accordingly, the College accepted fewer students this year.”

It would be great if Bowdoin could be more specific on, well, the specifics of their incoming class in the years to come. For instance, what percentage of admitted students to the Class of 2023 will be the first in their families to attend college? What percentage of students are underrepresented minorities? You get the idea. We want more specifics from you, Bowdoin! We know you can do it.

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