College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic Ranking

country rank: 888
world rank: 2539

University Overview

College of the Atlantic ranking, established in 1969, is a non-profit private liberal arts college based in the rural setting of Bar Harbor, Maine (population range of 2,500-9,999). College of the Atlantic (COA) ranking is a minor (Topuniversitieslist enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational US higher education institution that is officially approved by the New England Commission of Higher Education. The College of the Atlantic (COA) provides courses and programs in a variety of fields that contribute to officially accredited higher education degrees. For further details, see the degree levels and areas of research matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 51-year-old American higher-education college has a preferential admissions process focused on entrance exams and students’ previous academic records and grades. The enrollment rate ranges from 60 to 70%, rendering this US higher education institution very selective. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. COA also offers students with a library, accommodation, financial assistance and/or grants, travel abroad and exchange opportunities, and administrative resources, among other academic and non-academic facilities and services.

College of the Atlantic Ranking

University Identity

Name College of the Atlantic
Acronym COA
Founded 1969
Motto Life Changing, World Changing
Colours Blue and green

University Location

Address 105 Eden Street Bar Harbor 04609 Maine United States
Tel +1 (207) 288 5015
Fax +1 (207) 288 4126

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro) over 20,000 US$ (14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor 04609 (207) 801 5623 800 528 0025

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 250-499
Academic Staff under-50
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes College of the Atlantic's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 46,507 physical volumes, 4,260 physical media, 25 digital/electronic medium and 95 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes College of the Atlantic provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 168 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)

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