Orient: Applications Up, Diversity Also on the Rise

The January 1 deadline for both Early Decision II (ED II) and regular decision yielded 6,010 applications: a 1 percent rise over last year’s 5,939 applications. Marked rises in applications from southwestern and western states are good signs for the Office of Admissions, revealing that their efforts to publicize Bowdoin in those regions of the U.S. are paying off. Diversity among the applications was also on the rise as 1,265 students of color applied to Bowdoin, an all-time high that continues to build upon last year’s record number. More…

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