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.

Website: www.coa.edu/

Private
Co-ed
349
Undergraduate
Students
(75.1%) 262 Women
(24.9%) 87 Men
5
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 474 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.71
SAT Math
609 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
669 average
640-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$54,969
Tuition and Fees
$43,542
Room and Board
$9,747
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Freshman Award
$47,010
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,228
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Trimester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
26
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 64% of classes
20-29 students: 6% of classes
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Campus Life

Bar Harbor Population
2,552
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
1.5% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.5% White
5.8% Unknown
International Students
21.5% from 41 countries
First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is not required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies 2  
History   2
Academic Electives   1

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
105 Eden Street
City, State, Zip
Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1198
Phone
(207) 801-5641
Fax
(207) 288-4126
E-mail
inquiry@coa.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
December 1, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15, January 30
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
3 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 474 applicants were admitted
Women
71% of 326 applicants were admitted
Men
61% of 148 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
109 (34%) of 322 admitted students enrolled
Women
89 (39%) of 231 admitted students enrolled
Men
20 (22%) of 91 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
90% of 30 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.71
3.75 and Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
29%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
 
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
609 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
32%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
669 average
640-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
32%
Score of 600 - 700
59%
Score of 500 - 600
6%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
33%
Score of 24 - 29
62%
Score of 18 - 23
5%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 22%
Top quarter: 50%
Top half: 97%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$54,969
Tuition and Fees
$43,542
Room and Board
$9,747
Books and Supplies
$600
Other Expenses
$1,080
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 011385
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
87 (95.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
79 (90.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
79 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
7 (8.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
97%
Average Award
$47,010
Need-Based Gift
Received by 79 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,936
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 77 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,249
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2 (2.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
12 (13.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,604

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
298 (90.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
273 (91.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
273 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
23 (8.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
96%
Average Award
$42,122
Need-Based Gift
Received by 273 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,071
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 262 (96.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,081
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 4 (1.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
43 (13.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,515

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
65%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$24,228
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
42
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,862
Academic Calendar System
Trimester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Interdisciplinary studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
26
Part-Time Faculty
27
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
45%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 64% of classes
20-29 students: 6% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
124,276
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
45
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Philosophy

Master's Programs of Study

  • Environmental Management and Policy

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Bar Harbor Population
2,552
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
35 acres

Weather

Temperature
11.4 average low in January, 72.7 average high in September
Rain
129 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Bangor
Nearest Train Station
150 mile(s) from campus in Portland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
46% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
54%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, fencing, ice hockey, rock climbing, sailing, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, table tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, earth in brackets [earth], outing club, campus committee for sustainability, spectrum (lgbtq+), futbol (soccer) club
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
349
Women
262 (75.1%)
Men
87 (24.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
330
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.3% Asian
1.5% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.5% White
5.8% Unknown
International Students.
21.5% from 41 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
5

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
52.6%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
65.8%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
66.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
75%
Average Starting Salary
75%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
21.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Arts and Sciences 2%
Other 1%

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