Bowdoin College Visit Report by jackief

Visit to Bowdoin College in November 2008 by jackief
(Parent of Student, HS Class of 2008)
(Member since October 22 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Information Session: Yes - There were only 4 families at the info session, other three were Srs, D is Jr. Adcom kept singling my D out in all her (Adcom's) comments made my D feel annoyed. She rambled but covered some ti

Campus Tour: No - Tour was pretty good, covered highlights of campus. Were shown a 100 person lecture hall, when I asked guide who was a Sr what class she had in that hall, she didn't answer but said it was uncom

Classroom Visit: No - Saw lecture hall and "oldest" seminar room, no "normal" classrooms. Saw chem lab and lots of science research results.


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




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




Appearance of Campus:
3 - Good
3 - Good
architecture somewhat of a mismash, road signs hard to read to find admissions parking lot



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
3 - Good
3 - Good




Dormitories:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
most are 3 room quads which we saw, some 2 room doubles. Many upperclassmen life in houses, didn't see them.



Security/Safety:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
very open to brunswick community



Overall Campus Impression:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good



Off-Campus:



Area Immediately Around Campus:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
abuts "Maine St" with many shops restaurants



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


Campus Visit Notes for Bowdoin College


Visit Description:

Having just come from Bates which my D really liked, there was no "wow" factor at Bowdoin. You could tell a large amount of mony was spent on the physical buildings, the music building was impressive and they are building a new fitness center. Lots of talk of famous alums (Longfellow, Hawthone, George Mitchell) They did talk about importance of community service.

Interviews are done by trained seniors and some admissions staff. Our tour guide mentioned some experiences from her interview.

We really didn't hear much about the calendar and unique programs at Bowdoin, but I guess you can learn much of that from the publications.

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

unfortunately, couldn't sample dining hall, we were there in late afternoon and it didn't open for dinner until 5. Students get free ticket, parents pay faculty dining rate.