College of the Atlantic

109 reviews
  1. Bar Harbor, ME
  2. 4 Year
B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
College of the Atlantic is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$16,359/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,014/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,152/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,062/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,405/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,385/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.9 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
364Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.9 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 3 responses
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  • Environmentally and Politically Active
    100%

After College of the Atlantic

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
80%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.5 responses

Reviews

109 reviews
  • Excellent
    32
  • Very Good
    35
  • Average
    30
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    5
Process Is the Best It Can Be! COA is a really small school, so our endowment isn't huge. We have a bunch of international students, people from farming backgrounds, lots of people who can't afford tuition so pretty much everyone gets some financial aid. Even though I didn't get the greatest deal anywhere, probably, the financial aid director (who is also an alum, he studied bats when he was in school) worked closely with my family to talk about my dad's unemployment and get me a bit more funding. You can talk to him directly about financial aid situations, and even if you don't get fully funded, you still understand where your money is going and that it helps other students to attend. There are some in-school scholarships available for Freshman. I didn't get one, but I've been able to apply for in and out-of-school grants for some of my off-campus projects.
  • College Senior
  • June 8 2012
There is only one major. There is no competition of getting into specific areas because you get to choose each and every single one of your classes and your focus area can be one of a kind. There may never have been a student to take the exact same path that you chose and that's awesome! When applying we love to see who you are and get a great sense of how you will fit in here. If you can let us know why you want to be here and give us an interesting story or some personal work to get to know you. We also do not require ACT/SAT test scores, so if your worried that is why you won't get in, choose not to share them.
  • College Junior
  • Dec 29 2013
Acadia National Park – Acadia National Park has a huge presence here on Mount Desert Island, and the trails, flora and fauna are amazing. Field classes will get you out and about in the park and exploring this beautiful island, and there is much to discover! The farms, harbors, coastline, and offshore islands are incredibly amazing. Tourists and cruise-liners in the summer can be frustrating, but most of the school year it's just the locals.
  • College Senior
  • June 1 2012