Bowdoin College Visit Report by tarincrickett

Visit to Bowdoin College in October 2020 by tarincrickett
(Student)
(Member since October 22 2020 with ? posts)

Visit Activities:


Campus Tour: Yes - Our tour guide was knowledgable, kind, and all-around swell. Made the tour fun and well-worth it!


Campus:



Friendliness/Courtesy of Students:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Friendliness/Courtesy of Staff:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
The staff, students, and general atmosphere of the entire campus were wonderfully welcoming. This was my first campus tour, and the desk eagerly helped us out with schedules, maps, and suggestions.



Appearance of Campus:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent
It's BEAUTIFUL! You can see me rave about it in the visit description...



Building/Facilities Maintenance/Cleanliness:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Dormitories:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good




Security/Safety:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent




Overall Campus Impression:
5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent



Off-Campus:



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




City/Town/Community:
4 - Very Good
4 - Very Good
The town is not nearly as small or rural as you may think. It's not a city, but there's a movie theatre and plenty of shops, restaurants, and bars. Not bad at all!

Campus Visit Notes for Bowdoin College


Visit Description:

Every summer, my family makes an 8 hour trek to stay at our favorite, tiny island off the coast of Maine. And every year, when we drive through Brunswick, I make sure to wake up just to catch a glimpse Bowdoin. I've been dreamily gazing at the school my whole life and so this summer, we finally took a tour.

I went in with high expectations and Bowdoin lived up to them 100%. Although small, the campus is gorgeous, friendly, and cultured. There is a range of beautiful architecture from 18th century school houses to modern-day underground museums. My favorite building was Coles Tower, though. Our tour guide made sure to proudly include that the sixteen-story building was the tallest building in Maine for a very long time- something my New Yorker family and I had to giggle at.

Bowdoin also has a relatively unknown nature side. Almost directly adjacent and across from the school are beautifully preserved forests owned by the school. There's also a marine biology center on a nearby island. Our family took a hike through the center's land and its beautiful. There are plenty of paths and maps encouraging you to explore and I'd recommend you do so if your family is into the outdoors!

Finally, even if you're not that interested in the school, I'd stop by for the museum. There's always an art exhibit going on and it's constantly changing. From the art section you can continue upstairs to see some really beautiful ancient art and artifacts from Byzantine, Greek, and Victorian eras.

All in all, (as you may have gathered) I found Bowdoin amazing. I definitely recommend a visit!!

Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:

Don't forget to ask the front desk about sampling the cafetaria food. I believe you can get a free meal ticket with your tour. And you'll def want to try the food- Bowdoin is number one for

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

Down the street from the main entrance, there's an open green where one can often find a farmer's market or other event taking place. Remember to check out the bordering hot dog carts on you