College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME

College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME

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Tuition & Fees

$43,542

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

28%

male

72%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 307
Declined 98
Total Received 405
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Private

405

undergraduate students

5

graduate students

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School Facts

Founded in 1969, College of the Atlantic is a private four-year institution offering a single, interdisciplinary major in human ecology. Its 35-acre campus is located in Bar Harbor, Maine.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 410
Established in 1969
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Application deadline (final deadline) February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline December 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

75%

acceptance rate

Accepted 307
Declined 98
Total Received 405

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
Secondary School Record

Recommended

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Completion of college-prepatory program
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores

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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

70%

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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Financial Aid

95%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$33,765

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 - $33,765
Total with Avg. Aid $20,124

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $453,398
State $60,290
Institutional $10,061,042
Other external $69,021
Total $10,643,751

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $802,139
Other external $500
Total $802,639
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P: 207 801-5645
F: 207 288-4126
dcassel@coa.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
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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

410

total students

23%

in-state

77%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

405
students

Female
72%
292

Male
28%
113

1%

5
students

Female
80%
4

Male
20%
1

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

367
students

Female
73%
269

Male
27%
98

9%

38
students

Female
61%
23

Male
39%
15

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Student Break-down

22%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

40%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 54
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
India
Italy
Japan
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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