I would definitely recommend Bowdoin to anyone looking for a small liberal arts college with intense academics and There is an unmatched pride in saying "I am a Bowdoin student". This campus has a work hard, play hard atmosphere. Bowdoin houses students from all different backgrounds with a wide range of interests, and somehow, we all achieve a workable sense of unity and appreciation of one another. The administration and faculty are approachable and knowledgeable; students are dedicated, open and friendly, and, of course, highly intelligent. Activities on campus can cater to anyone's interests - from athletics or music, to calligraphy, etc. - as do the classes and resources available to students. The Offer of the College doesn't lie when it says this will be the best for years of your life.
This a very selective liberal arts college. If you are serious about your studies, this is a good place for you. It offers a good way to get a liberal arts education, and still rigorously pursue the sciences (or the other way around, if you like). Some find that the small class size is stifling, so do not apply if you are looking for a large school experience. However, the campus and surrounding town is beautiful and fun to explore. Do not apply if you cannot stand preps.