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College of the Atlantic Data & Information Overview

61% Acceptance Rate
3% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is College of the Atlantic Ranked?

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

College of the Atlantic was not ranked in College Factual's 2024 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into College of the Atlantic?

61% Acceptance Rate
77% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to College of the Atlantic you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 61%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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College of the Atlantic Faculty

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

At College of the Atlantic, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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

81% Freshmen Retention
45% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 81% 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  81 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 45%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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College of the Atlantic Undergraduate Student Diversity

350 Full-Time Undergraduates
10.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
68.3% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 366 undergraduates at College of the Atlantic with 350 being full-time and 16 being part-time.

How Much Does College of the Atlantic Cost?

$21,293 Net Price
64% Take Out Loans
$25,376 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of College of the Atlantic is $21,293. 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 +
$12,070 $14,407 $14,898 $26,100 $30,864

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

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At College of the Atlantic, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $6,344 a year. That adds up to $25,376 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at College of the Atlantic is 3.2%. 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?

$42,816 Avg Salary of Grads
Average Earnings Boost
Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from College of the Atlantic make around $42,816 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


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Location of College of the Atlantic

Maine State
350 Full-Time Undergraduates
Town Campus Setting
Located in Bar Harbor, Maine, College of the Atlantic is a private not-for-profit institution. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Bar Harbor draws many to the area.

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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

1 Majors With Completions
86 Undergraduate Degrees
Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 86 NA

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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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