Bowdoin College Visit Report by SVE673

Visit to Bowdoin College in June 2007 by SVE673
(Student, HS Class of 2007)
(Member since September 28 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - Very personal; admissions lady let us ask any questions we wanted rather than shout out statistics

Campus Tour: Yes - Excellent tour guide from Romania; answered all questions and was engaging


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Only met a few students, but those I did meet were friendly and helpful



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Best administration out of all 10 colleges I visited; helpful and friendly



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Nice mix of historic and modern buildings; campus was well maintained



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
All facilities we saw were in excellent shape and were very clean



Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Amazing dorms; there were two bedrooms and an adjoining common room. Best dorms out of all colleges I visited.



Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The campus seemed to be very safe and secure



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Great school with great food, housing, academics, and people


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The College is located in a nice area of Brunswick, which offers many nice restaraunts and activities



City/Town/Community:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Brunswick is a great town; Freeport and Portland are close

Campus Visit Notes for Bowdoin College


Visit Description:

The administration at Bowdoin was much more friendly than the one at Middlebury. The dorms were palatial compared to the tiny and unsightly Colby dorms. The weather was beautiful when we visited; certainly not the torrential downpour we experienced at Amherst. The tour guide was helpful and very knowledgeable, unlike the unhinged, incompetent psycho we had at Williams. And Brunswick is close to Portland and Freeport, so we were not in the middle of nowhere like Hamilton. Bowdoin also has great academics, awesome food, friendly students, and the Outing Club. Now that I've been accepted, I will definitely be attending next year.