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    Bowdoin is consistently ranked among the top 10 liberal arts colleges in the United States and regularly boasts the best dining services of any university, according to the Princeton Review. Check out our complete list of the top 25 colleges for Outside readers.

  • Sustainability

    Bowdoin takes climate change seriously; it has vowed to become carbon neutral by 2020 and even charts its real-time energy consumption online for anyone to see.

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    Health and Wellness

    The new for 2009 Peter Buck Center for Health and Wellness boasts an expansive free-weight fitness facility, rowing machines, cardiovascular fitness stations, and a new interior climbing wall.

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    Outing Club

    The Outing Club has over 300 members and leads 100 excursions every year. Incredibly, the club has its own cabin in the wooded hills at the start of the Appalachian Trail's 100-mile Wilderness and an island on the New Meadows River close to campus.

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    Sea Kayaking

    Bowdoin's campus is located only 10 minutes from Maine's coast, and the Outing Club leads 12 kayaking trips around the 700 local islands to explore with some lasting up to five days.

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    Bicycle Maintenance

    Through the Outing Club, students can go on fall and spring road biking trips and take a comprehensive 25-hour-long course on bicycle maintenance available each semester.

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