Bowdoin College Visit Report by jackson17
Admissions Interview: Yes - I had a very nice and enthusiastic student interview who kept describing Bowdoin as "awesome."
Information Session: No - Didn't have time...
Campus Tour: No - We didn't have an official one, but we walked around a bit and saw a beautiful, well-maintained campus.
Campus Visit Notes for Bowdoin College
I was only there for a short time with my grandmother, so walking was somewhat limited. Overall, I liked Bowdoin and the surrounding area. It's close to the water and has a lot of outdoor programs, which I found intriguing. I also liked the idea of Portland being so close, which apparently has great restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. My interviewer was a double major in government (top-ranked LAC government program in the nation) and visual arts and could not stop raving about Bowdoin. She was nice to set me up with the e-mail address of a friend she thought I might like to talk to, which reflected the general friendliness everyone seemed to show. The campus is very New England and apparently gets COVERED in snow every winter, but I guess that would be true for most colleges in the area. The only thing I might worry about is the lack of diversity, because most prospective students seemed to be white and upper class. I only got to see two actual students, so I could be wrong about that. My interviewer was from Ohio, which makes it seem like Bowdoin is up with regional diversity at least.
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
We just drove through and didn't stop, sorry.
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
Same as above
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
The ocean is near and parking near the admissions office was fine early. It got crowded later.