Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College

Bowdoin College was established in 1794 and named in honor of James Bowdoin, the former governor of Massachusetts. His son, James Bowdoin III, was a benefactor of the college. This private, non-profit liberal arts college has a 215-acre campus in Brunswick, Maine. It also operates a 200-acre scientific field station on Kent Island, and a 118-acre coastal studies center on Orrs Island.

Bowdoin College offers a number of majors and minors in subjects which include African studies, art history, computer science, music, sciences, neuroscience, psychology, religion, gay and lesbian studies, gender and women's studies, teaching, and film studies. The college was given the 6th position in the U.S. News and World Report's 2009 edition of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States.

The sports teams of Bowdoin College, nicknamed the Polar Bears, participate in cross country, field hockey, golf, rugby, sailing, soccer, tennis, volleyball, football, basketball, ice hockey, squash, Nordic skiing, swimming and diving, baseball, track, lacrosse, and softball. The Bowdoin Polar Bears are members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference in the NCAA's Division III.

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Environmental Studies
African Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization
Russian, Central European, East European And Eurasian Studies
Latin American Studies
French Studies
Spanish And Iberian Studies
Women's Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, And Group Studies, Other
Computer Science
Education, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Russian Language And Literature
German Language And Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General
French Language And Literature
Spanish Language And Literature
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General
English Language And Literature, General
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Mathematics And Computer Science
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Chemistry, General
Chemical Physics
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General
Research And Experimental Psychology, Other
Theatre Literature, History And Criticism
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism And Conservation
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other
Music, General
History, General
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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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