Bowdoin College Visit Report by missbrittb@sbcgl

Visit to Bowdoin College in September 2008 by missbrittb@sbcgl
(Student, HS Class of 2009)
(Member since October 25 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - I went with all expense paid trip from QuestBridge so ofcourse there were other QuestBridge students there but no parents. The information session, one general another specific to QB, both pretty good

Campus Tour: Yes - I had a senior do our tour. The campus was beautiful and she was really informative. You could tell she wanted everyone to hear and get the most out of it. She even stayed afterwards to talk indivdual

Classroom Visit: Yes - i went to a freshman lecture class and it seemed pretty okay. it wasnt something i would normally pick but my host was going. the class was really well prepared and the prof. was open to us.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
everyone i met were so friendly. no matter if they knew me or not. ..its just the way it was. not creepy at all though just nice people. the ones i talked to seem motivated but still honest and upfron



Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
actually when i first met the admissions counselor he gave me a hug. the entire staff seemed eager to help even a lil prefrosh.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
I loved it. It was the beginning of fall when i went so you could start to see the leaves change. Beautifull, very traditional campus.



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
The builidng were all around nice, at least the ones i saw. the music building was fantastic!!! they also have alot of older building that adds personality.



Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
compared to the dorms ive seen these were nice. I stayed in a double (with 3 others). seemed enough space for 2 college kids. sleeping room with beds ,seperate from the rest of the room with couch &am



Security/Safety:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
i didnt notice anything that wouold cause a scare. All the dorms are entered by key card. seemed really secure even when i got locked out.



Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
Very nice people overall, students are very academically motivated but also extremely friendly. There was alot of diversity which is a big plus.


Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
i didnt get to see alot. went straight from airport to campus and back. but from what i saw out the window main town isnt that far and really small. kind of culture shock to any suburbans/ urban kids



City/Town/Community:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good


Campus Visit Notes for Bowdoin College


Visit Description:

All around bowdoin was AMAZING. changed my mind from "no way i'm going to this small liberal arts college" to "where can i apply" in only about two days. i got to experience alot and liked it all. the food is also apparently famous for being amazing.. which it is. REALLY good, way above average college food. and i cant say this enough..the people are what really makes this school. They were all so nice and welcoming!!