349
Students
Financial aid thermometer
42,122
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
67
67%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

College of the Atlantic is a Comprehensive institution located in Bar Harbor, ME, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME  04609-1198
United States
Contact Ms. Heather Albert-Knopp
Dean of Admission
Email: inquiry@coa.edu
Phone: 207-288-5015
Fax: 207-288-4126

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Botany/plant Biology Checkmark
Environmental Biology Checkmark
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Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

474
Applied
322
Accepted
349
Enrolled
68%
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Female Admissions

326
Females Applied
231
Females Accepted
71%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

148
Males Applied
91
Males Accepted
61%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.71
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
3 recommendations
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st April 1st
Early decision plan December 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th April 15th

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 669 640 700
SAT Math 609 550 650
ACT Composite 28 26 30

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

42,993
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Fees

549
Full-time student fees
9,747
Room & board
6,210
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

42,122
Avg. Financial Aid Package
47,010
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
45,689
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,831
Avg. Loan Aid
14,515
Avg. Grant Aid
36,071
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
96%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
8%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

349
Total undergrad students
21%
International Students
78%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.87%
Black or African American 1.15%
White or Caucasian 64.76%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.29%
Asian 2.58%
Two or more races 2.29%
Other 4.58%

Gender

Male (24.93%)
Female (75.07%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 46%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Bar Island Swim, Earth Day and Aurora Ball-ealis (midwinter semi-formal)

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Earth in Brackets [earth], Outing Club, Campus Committee for Sustainability, Spectrum (LGBTQ+) and Futbol (soccer) Club

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark No No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Fencing Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Sailing Checkmark No No
Skiing (cross-country) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Softball Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No

Faculty

53
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 26
Part-time - 27
Male - 29
Female - 24