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College of the Atlantic Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on College of the Atlantic, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is College of the Atlantic Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

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

Overall Quality

College of the Atlantic landed the #319 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when College of the Atlantic held the #593 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

College of the Atlantic is also ranked #5 out of 17 schools in Maine.

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Is It Hard to Get Into College of the Atlantic?

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 68%. 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

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at College of the Atlantic is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

College of the Atlantic has a freshmen retention rate of 76%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  76 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at College of the Atlantic for first-time, full-time students is 59%, which is better than 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 349 undergraduates at College of the Atlantic with 330 being full-time and 19 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 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

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 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from College of the Atlantic with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $24,600 in their early years. This is about 38% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of College of the Atlantic

Located in Bar Harbor, Maine, College of the Atlantic is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding location of Bar Harbor is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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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

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