Bowdoin College Visit Report by Caden

Visit to Bowdoin College in February 2008 by Caden
(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2009)
(Member since October 01 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - Very large group. They seemed surprised by the number of kids there. It was presidents day, most high school kids had the day off. Led by an assoc dean of admission and a freshman student. The size

Campus Tour: Yes - Split info group into 3 tour groups. Our guide was a jr. She was knowledgeable and answered most questions. Went and looked up info on questions she did not know.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Did not see many students. It was cold/rain/foggy day. Not many people out and about.



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
N/A



Appearance of Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
Feb in Maine, ground was covered in snow. Many sidewalks covered in ice.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Despite the weather, buildings were clean and well kept.



Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
Dorm rooms were big.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Seems like a very safe small New England town.



Overall Campus Impression:
3 - Good
3 - Good



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good


Campus Visit Notes for Bowdoin College


Visit Description:

Overall a good trip.
Town and campus are easy to navigate.
School seemed surprised at the number of visitors on presidents day.
Easy trip up from Portland ME airport.
Portland's airport is a small one, bad weather like we had, plays havoc with arrivals and departures.

Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:

Stayed at the Fairfield Inn 5 min from campus.
Several chains and local places close by.

Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):

Parking was full at admissions, but found a place on the street that was not too far.