Bowdoin College is a private higher education institution located in Brunswick, Maine, United States. It was founded in 1794 by James Bowdoin, and its motto is "Ut Aquila Versus Coelum". The college operates within the education, higher education, and university industries.
Bowdoin College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education and is affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Athletic Association. The college is classified as an organization and educational institute.
Among its subsidiaries are the Coastal Studies Center, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and Bowdoin College Men's Rugby.