College of the Atlantic

105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME

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College of the Atlantic is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Bar Harbor, Maine, which is a predominantly rural area. The lower student/teacher ratio and access to faculty is due primarily to the limited enrollment, about 400 students, maintained by College of the Atlantic.

The school offers a degree program in Interdisciplinary Studies. The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. Approximately 60 percent of all applicant were admitted at this school, with 32 percent of those admitted choosing to attend. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is around $40,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Housing is available for students, and generally costs about $6,200 for the year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically provided in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Contact information, academics information, areas of study, and much more may be viewed on school's website at

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the applicants College of the Atlantic accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at College of the Atlantic is around 350 students. The student body is made up of 97% undergraduate students and 23% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships97%$28,703
Receiving Student Loans70%$5,907
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, College of the Atlantic may offer services to students like those listed below:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of College of the Atlantic is around 69%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years56%
Graduating in 5 Years12%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact College of the Atlantic for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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