C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, ME
The College of the Atlantic, founded in 1969, is a private institution. Its 25-acre campus is located in coastal Bar Harbor, 45 miles from Bangor.
Web Site
Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 338
   Women 247 (73.1%)
   Men 91 (26.9%)
Graduate Students 7
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 65% of 485 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.54
SAT Math 564 average
530-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 636 average
580-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $54,969
  Tuition and Fees $43,542
  Room and Board $9,747
Average Percent of Need Met 97%
Average Freshman Award $45,334
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W   -   2
Academic Calendar System Trimester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 27
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 67% of classes
20-29 students: 6% of classes
Bar Harbor Population 2,552
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 50% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
1.1% Black/African-American
6.0% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
83.6% White
3.7% Unknown
International Students 20.7% from 46 countries
First-Year Students Returning 84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 47.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 11.0%