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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
College of the Atlantic is an above-average private college located in Bar Harbor, Maine. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 330 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the College of the Atlantic acceptance rate is 68%. The only major offered is Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 66% of students, College of the Atlantic alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $18,500.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$17,213/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$37,756/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

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
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
330Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
19
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
34%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.13 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.11 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Environmentally and Politically Active
    60%
  • Terrible
    20%
  • unique
    20%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
49%
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
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College of the Atlantic Reviews

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GREAT school. You get to choose your own field of study-- which I am ecstatic about. Each term, you get to choose three classes that you are interested in! Each terms lasts 10 weeks. Also, the community is absolutely beautiful. The nature and view will take your breath away! Everything here is all about saving the Earth. No trash can on campus. Solar-powered energy everywhere. Plus you get three home-made meals a day made from our very own farm!
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Wonderful location, accessible professors, fascinating classes! This school might be tiny, but it is extraordinary. Professors take time to build working relationships with students and foster individual passion and learning. The unique curriculum lends itself to those who love learning and are interested in constantly challenging themselves to grow both intellectually and emotionally.
I have loved my experience at College of the Atlantic. The school attracts very passionate students that are continuously inspired and challenged by a wonderful assortment of professors. Independently motivated students thrive here, but introverted personalities do not always succeed in the college's many discussion-based courses, and the college could offer more support in those situations.