WSJ: The Merits of a Liberal Arts Education

The merits of a liberal arts education and the book A True Liberal Arts Education (China Publishing Group, 2009), written by Yongfang Chen ’10 for college-bound students in his native China, are the subject of an article on The Wall Street Journal’s China Real Time Report blog.

Maine Public Radio: Affording College

Bowdoin’s Associate Director of Student Aid Gary Weaver joined representatives from Maine Education Services and the Finance Authority of Maine to discuss college affordability and to answer listener questions during MPBN’s On the Line program.

Admissions accepts 36% in ED I

From the Bowdoin Orient

The Office of Admissions sent letters to the 510 Early Decision I (ED I) applicants on Thursday, the culmination of the ED I process.

The total number of applications was up 3.2 percent from last year’s figure. Out of the ED I pool, 184 students were accepted, 143 were deferred to regular decision, 180 were denied admission, and three applications were incomplete, yielding a total of 510 applications, and an acceptance rate of 36 percent.

According to Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Scott Meiklejohn, this year’s regional distribution of accepted students is very similar to last year’s, with 60 percent of the Class of 2013 coming from outside of New England.

Meiklejohn added that the number of students from private, parochial, and public schools remained relatively stable, as did the ratio of men to women.