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College of the Atlantic Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how College of the Atlantic ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is College of the Atlantic Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

College of the Atlantic was awarded 8 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, College of the Atlantic is ranked #319 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

College of the Atlantic also holds the #5 spot on the Best Colleges in Maine ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into College of the Atlantic?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at College of the Atlantic is a competitive 68%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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College of the Atlantic Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at College of the Atlantic it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at College of the Atlantic is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of the Atlantic

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 76% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like College of the Atlantic enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At College of the Atlantic the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 59%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  59 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at College of the Atlantic

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 332 undergraduates at College of the Atlantic with 317 being full-time and 15 being part-time.

College of the Atlantic Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

College of the Atlantic scored 43.18 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  43.18 out of 100
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How Much Does College of the Atlantic Cost?

The overall average net price of College of the Atlantic is $19,480. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for College of the Atlantic

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$13,482 $17,970 $16,177 $21,882 $30,761

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of College of the Atlantic, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At College of the Atlantic, approximately 55% of students took out student loans averaging $6,902 a year. That adds up to $27,608 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at College of the Atlantic is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do College of the Atlantic Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from College of the Atlantic make about $24,600 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 38% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at College of the Atlantic make the most money.

Location of College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Bar Harbor, Maine. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Bar Harbor draws many to the area.

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Location of College of the Atlantic

Contact details for College of the Atlantic are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone: 207-288-5015

College of the Atlantic Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 1 majors graduated from College of the Atlantic. Of these students, 83 received undergraduate degrees and 3 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 83 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at College of the Atlantic along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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