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Tuition & Fees

$41,091

$41,091

not including room and board

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 333
Declined + 122
Total Received 455
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undergraduateRatios

33%

67%

male

female

1  :  10

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Human Ecology
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School Facts

College of the Atlantic, founded in 1969, is a private, four-year, coeducational institution offering a single, interdisciplinary major in human ecology. Its 35-acre campus is located in Bar Harbor, 20 miles from Ellsworth and 45 miles from Bangor.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 370
Established in 1969
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 3305
ACT 1637

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

362

undergraduate students

8

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
21%
600-699
54%
500-599
23%
400-499
2%
700-800
0
600-699
53%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
700-800
2%
600-699
58%
500-599
33%
400-499
7%
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Bar Harbor, ME

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Fun Facts

  • College of the Atlantic's research station on Mount Desert Rock is 25 nautical miles off the coast of Maine and the most remote research station on the eastern seaboard.
  • College of the Atlantic is getting off the grid! Grid-tied solar and wind energy produce electricity for the school's 73-acre Beech Hill Farm.
  • College of the Atlantic has sent student delegations to every UN Climate Change Negotiation since 2006.

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Bar Harbor, ME

35-acre campus in Bar Harbor (population: 5,235), 20 miles from Ellsworth and 45 miles from Bangor. Airport serves Bangor; smaller airport serves Trenton (15 miles); bus serves Ellsworth during the school year; Ellsworth and Bangor in summer. School coordinates transportation to airports and bus stations at the beginning and end of term and operates a van service into Bar Harbor during the colder and wetter months.

College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
42%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
21%
600-699
54%
500-599
23%
400-499
2%
700-800
0
600-699
53%
500-599
42%
400-499
5%
700-800
2%
600-699
58%
500-599
33%
400-499
7%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline December 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 333
Declined + 122
Total Received 455

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
State residency

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Heather Albert-Knopp
Dean of Admission
P: 800 528-0025
F: 207 288-4126
inquiry@coa.edu

Cost

Tuition $39,942
Room $6,000
Board $3,300
Additional fees $549
Books & supplies $600
Total $50,391
Average Financial Aid - $35,649
Total with Avg. Aid $14,742

Financial Aid

95%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$35,649

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $641,338
State $50,600
Institutional $8,763,522
Other external $70,844
Total $9,526,304

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $264,000
Other external
Total $264,000

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Arts/Design
Biology
Botany
Creative Writing
Ecology
Environmental Sciences
Ethnography
Filmmaking
Geographic Information Studies
Green/Socially Responsible Business
Human Ecology
Humanities
Independent/Individualized Major
International Studies
Landscape Design
Literature
Marine Biology
Museum Studies
Music
Organic Farming
Outdoor Education
Philosophy
Photography
Planning
Psychology
Public Policy
Sustainable Food Systems
Teacher Education
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Undergraduate

98%

362
students

Female
67%
243

Male
33%
119

Graduate

2%

8
students

Female
75%
6

Male
25%
2

undergraduateFull-time

95%

344
students

Female
68%
232

Male
32%
112

undergraduatePart-time

5%

18
students

Female
62%
11

Male
38%
7

Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

75%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Recommended of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Winter: November 15

Spring: February 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

18

credits

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 41
Countries most often represented Belgium
Canada
Colombia
Guatemala
India
Mexico
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Sarah Luke
Dean of Student Life
207 801-5670
sluke@coa.edu

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