<p>Yes, he got in. He not only likes it, he adores it! It couldn't be a more prefect fit. He was a double legacy at an Ivy (Harvard or Yale - I won't say which!) that he had the scores for, but didn't even apply because he wanted to go to Bowdoin so much. At the Admitted Students Open House, a student panelist told the group that she chose Bowdoin over Princeton, where she was also accepted!</p>
<p>Good luck - hope you get that "Congratulations" email!</p>
<p>PS I saw your other post where you parents thought Amherst, Williams, etc. were much better. Nope, not true! The top ten schools are so close it isn't funny - the primary difference is nothing more than name recognition. And the statistical differences in scores etc. are insignificant.
It might impress them to tell them about Bowdoin's Matriculation ceremony. Each freshman individually meets the President and signs the Matriculation Book, just as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Joshua Chamberlain (the Civil War hero) did - I think they even do it at Longfellow's desk! Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote one or more of her novels there while her husband was teaching. Bowdoin is highly, HIGHLY respected and extremely prestigious among those "in the know." See the book, "A Little College in Maine" (or maybe it's "A Small College...") for more history that will knock your parents out!</p>
<p>By the way, the President always recognizes my sister and calls her by name, and remembers who her son is!</p>
<p>The Outing Club is beyond perfect, as is the Coastal Studies Center, sailing waterfront, etc.</p>