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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
39%
600-699
55%
500-599
3%
400-499
3%
700-800
6%
600-699
49%
500-599
39%
400-499
6%
30-36
49%
24-29
49%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

26%

male

74%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 325
Declined 126
Total Received 451
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Private

355

undergraduate students

5

graduate students

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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, Maine.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 360
Established in 1969
Coeducational Coeducational

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
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Hancock County-Bar Harbor

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
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Earth in Brackets [earth]
  • Outing Club
  • Campus Committee for Sustainability
  • Spectrum (LGBTQ+)
  • Futbol (soccer) Club

Top Events

  • Bar Island Swim
  • Earth Day
  • Aurora Ball-ealis (midwinter semi-formal)

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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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
84%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
39%
600-699
55%
500-599
3%
400-499
3%
700-800
6%
600-699
49%
500-599
39%
400-499
6%
30-36
49%
24-29
49%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline February 1
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.58

Moderately Selective

72%

acceptance rate

Accepted 325
Declined 126
Total Received 451

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
academic GPA
interview
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
state residency
standardized test scores

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 54
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,434

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $42,993
Room & board $9,747
Additional fees $549
Books & supplies $600
Other fees $555
Total $54,444
Average Financial Aid - $4,434
Total with Avg. Aid $50,010
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Ice hockey, Rock climbing, Sailing, Skiing (cross-country), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Ice hockey, Rock climbing, Sailing, Skiing (cross-country), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Art/Art Studies, General
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Comparative Literature
Computer Graphics
Creative Writing
Drawing
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Biology
Environmental Design/Architecture
Environmental Education
Environmental Studies
Evolutionary Biology
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Landscape Architecture
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Maritime Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Museology/Museum Studies
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Philosophy
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Wildlife Biology
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

360

total students

21%

in-state

79%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

355
students

Female
74%
263

Male
26%
92

1%

5
students

Female
80%
4

Male
20%
1

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

346
students

Female
74%
254

Male
26%
92

3%

9
students

Female
100%
9

Male
0%
0

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 79%
Student 4 year graduation rate 45%
Student 5 year graduation rate 6%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

25%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

22

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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