College of the Atlantic (COA)

Bar Harbor, ME

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College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic Student Essentials

College of the Atlantic Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.coa.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $37,701
Out-of-State Tuition: $37,701
Retention Rate: 83%
Enrollment: 467
Year Established: 1969

About COA

If you’re looking for a tight-knit community that respects individualism, interdisciplinary education and experiential learning, then the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, may be the place for you.

Despite its small size, the college offers many student life opportunities. The campus regularly hosts concerts, dance parties, open mic nights and student plays. A wide variety of student organizations are available, designed to give students experiences in international cultures, the democratic process and acceptance of other individuals.

The great outdoors also provides many recreational activities, especially since the Acadia National Park is in the school’s backyard. You can hike, kayak or canoe at your leisure, or even join a multi-day backpacking trip with the Outdoor Orientation Program.

Academics offered at the school include many bachelor’s degrees in fields like Arts and Design, Education, Ecological Policy and Planning, Literature and Writing, Maritime Studies and more. A master’s degree of Philosophy in Human Ecology is available in several topic areas including Alternative Education, Graphic Arts and Ornithology.

Admissions are decided based on an applicant’s academic preparation and achievement, intellectual curiosity, tendency to seek challenges and desire to be a part of a small community with a focus on human ecology.

Students must submit an application, official high school transcript, two teacher recommendations, secondary school report and personal essay. A personal interview is recommended, but not required.

COA offers merit-based and departmental scholarships to students who have filed a FAFSA. Other forms of financial aid include outside scholarships, PLUS loans, work-study programs and student loans.

COA Map & Location

College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609


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Getting Around COA

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Bar Harbor, ME

Winter
Dec
37
21
Jan
31
14
Feb
35
17
Spring
Mar
42
25
Apr
53
35
May
65
45
Summer
Jun
74
54
Jul
79
59
Aug
78
59
Fall
Sep
71
52
Oct
59
42
Nov
48
33

COA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 422
Freshman Class 113
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 467

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 73%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 22%
Latino 2%
African American 1%
Caucasian 73%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 22%

Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%
Full-Time 64%
Part-Time 36%
Women 31%
Men 69%
International 16%
Domestic 84%

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