Tuition & Fees

$43,542

$43,542

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
32%
600-699
59%
500-599
6%
400-499
3%
700-800
18%
600-699
32%
500-599
44%
400-499
6%
700-800
9%
600-699
46%
500-599
42%
400-499
3%
30-36
33%
24-29
62%
18-23
5%
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undergraduateRatios

25%

male

75%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 322
Declined + 152
Total Received 474
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Private (nonprofit)

349

undergraduate students

5

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Human Ecology
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Codes

SAT 3305
ACT 1637

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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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Location

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, Maine.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 354
Established in 1969
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Bar Harbor, ME

35-acre campus in Bar Harbor (population: 5,434), 20 miles from Ellsworth and 45 miles from Bangor. Air serves Bangor; smaller airport serves Trenton (15 miles); bus serves Bangor and Ellsworth in the summer. School coordinates transportation to airports and bus stations at the beginning and end of terms and operates shuttle service into Bar Harbor during colder and wetter months.

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
46%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
50%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
32%
600-699
59%
500-599
6%
400-499
3%
700-800
18%
600-699
32%
500-599
44%
400-499
6%
700-800
9%
600-699
46%
500-599
42%
400-499
3%
30-36
33%
24-29
62%
18-23
5%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
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

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 322
Declined + 152
Total Received 474

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

Financial Aid

96%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$42,122

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $42,993
Room $6,210
Board $3,537
Additional fees $549
Books & supplies $600
Total $53,889
Average Financial Aid - $42,122
Total with Avg. Aid $11,767
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 207 801-5645
F: 207 288-4126
bhazam@coa.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Bruce Hazam
Director of Financial Aid
bhazam@coa.edu

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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Human Ecology

Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Other

354

total students

21%

in-state

79%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

349
students

Female
75%
262

Male
25%
87

1%

5
students

Female
80%
4

Male
20%
1

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

330
students

Female
78%
255

Male
22%
75

6%

19
students

Female
37%
7

Male
63%
12

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Student Break-down

21%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

85%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

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: March 15

Winter: November 1

Spring: February 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

trimester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

18

trimester hours

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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
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 46
Countries most often represented Canada
Colombia
Italy
Japan
Mexico
The United Kingdom
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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