College Of The Atlantic

Overview of College Of The Atlantic

College of the Atlantic is in a self-contained town, in Bar Harbor, ME. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at College of the Atlantic earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Students and faculty are generally focused on one of the school's main fields of study. The most common major fields study at College of the Atlantic include liberal arts.

College of the Atlantic Selectivity

The school does not admit all applicants.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here College of the Atlantic does well in comparison to most schools.

Student Body

The school, in 2007-2008, had 349 students (335 full-time equivalent). A larger than average share of the students at College of the Atlantic are minorities.

Student Life

Dorm living is common. College of the Atlantic makes available student meal plans.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor , ME 04609
General Phone: (207) 288-5015

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College of the Atlantic Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts72interdisciplinary studies

Number of programs and degrees for College of the Atlantic in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree681
Master's degree41

College of the Atlantic Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of the Atlantic had a total enrollment of 349 students (335 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 33%
Women 67%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 71%
Graduate 29%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 88%
(Foreign Students) 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 17%
18-19 39%
20-21 30%
22-24 9%
25-29 3%
30-34 1%
35-39 0%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)14%
New York8%
New Hampshire5%
New Jersey2%
Rhode Island2%
West Virginia1%
North Carolina1%

College of the Atlantic Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %

College of the Atlantic Room and Board (2007)

College of the Atlantic offers campus housing for 145 of its 335 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bar Harbor, Maine for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maine Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

College of the Atlantic Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended
Other Standardized Testsnot required

College of the Atlantic Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 31,467
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 31,467
Room and board $ 8,490
Room charge $ 5,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,090
Books and supplies $ 600
Other expenses $ 1,080

Financial Aid:
College of the Atlantic participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1138500)

College of the Atlantic Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year6$72,8261*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$72,8261*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$66,7524$61,641
All faculty totalacademic year11$66,7524$61,641

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of the Atlantic Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

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College of the Atlantic Highlights

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What Sets College of the Atlantic Apart:

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Minority % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%College of the Atlantic Minority % of student body
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 13%College of the Atlantic Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 14%College of the Atlantic Salaries of full-time faculty
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 20%College of the Atlantic Dorm rooms per full-time student

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