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College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME
#93

National Liberal Arts Colleges



Founded in 1969, College of the Atlantic is a private institution in rural Bar Harbor, ME. The college focuses on one undergraduate and one graduate degree, both in Human Ecology. Instead of following established curriculum, students work with faculty to build highly individualized coursework based on personal interests and career goals.

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Quick Facts


105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

2013-2014 Tuition

$38,952 Tuition and Fees

Students

330 undergraduate students
28% male / 72% female

Admission

February 15 application deadline
70.6% accepted

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Summary


School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1969

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Agriculture, General, Agricultural Economics, Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General, Landscaping and Groundskeeping, International Agriculture, Agricultural Public Services, Plant Sciences, General, Agronomy and Crop Science, Horticultural Science, Agricultural and Horticultural Plant Breeding, Soil Science and Agronomy, General, Soil Chemistry and Physics, Soil Microbiology, Soil Sciences, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant, Recording Arts Technology/Technician, Graphic Communications, General, Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design, Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, Graphic Communications, Other, Graphic Communications, Information Technology, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer Programming, Education, General, Education, General, Bilingual and Multilingual Education, Multicultural Education, Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Other, Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational/Instructional Technology, Educational/Instructional Media Design, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, International and Comparative Education, International and Comparative Education, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Student Counseling and Personnel Services, Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other, Agricultural Teacher Education, Art Teacher Education, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Education, Other, Education, Engineering, General, Language Interpretation and Translation, Comparative Literature, Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other, American Sign Language, Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Work and Family Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General, Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General, Human Nutrition, Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Housing and Human Environments, Other, Family Systems, Child Development, Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Legal Studies, General, Pre-Law Studies, Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate), Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law, International Law and Legal Studies, Legal Professions and Studies, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, English Language and Literature/Letters, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, General Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biomedical Sciences, General, Biology, General, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Plant Molecular Biology, Botany/Plant Biology, Other, Botany/Plant Biology, Anatomy, Developmental Biology and Embryology, Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Anatomy, Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Zoology/Animal Biology, Entomology, Animal Physiology, Animal Behavior and Ethology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology/Animal Biology, Other, Zoology/Animal Biology, Molecular Genetics, Animal Genetics, Genetics, Biotechnology, Ecology, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, Evolutionary Biology, Aquatic Biology/Limnology, Environmental Biology, Population Biology, Conservation Biology, Systematic Biology/Biological Systematics, Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology, Mathematics, General, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Other, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Natural Resources/Conservation, General, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other, Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Natural Resource Economics, Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management, Land Use Planning and Management/Development, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Forest Sciences and Biology, Forestry, Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, Natural Resources and Conservation, Other, Natural Resources and Conservation, Biological and Physical Sciences, Biological and Physical Sciences, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Philosophy, Logic, Ethics, Philosophy, Other, Religion/Religious Studies, Buddhist Studies, Christian Studies, Hindu Studies, Islamic Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Religion/Religious Studies, Architecture, Architecture, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Environmental Design/Architecture, Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture, Architectural History and Criticism, Physical Sciences, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, General, Human Services, General, Community Organization and Advocacy, Public Administration, Public Policy Analysis, Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Anthropology, Demography and Population Studies, Applied Economics, Development Economics and International Development, Economics, Other, Economics, Geography and Cartography, International Relations and Affairs, International Relations and National Security Studies, American Government and Politics (United States), Canadian Government and Politics, Political Science and Government, Other, Sociology, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, Urban Studies/Affairs, Social Sciences, Other, Latin American Studies, Canadian Studies, Area Studies, Women's Studies, Gay/Lesbian Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, General, Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry, Design and Visual Communications, General, Graphic Design, Illustration, Design and Applied Arts, Other, Design and Applied Arts, Playwriting and Screenwriting, Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Cinematography and Film/Video Production, Photography, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Drawing, Intermedia/Multimedia, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts, Metal and Jewelry Arts, Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other, Fine and Studio Arts, Music, General, Music History, Literature, and Theory, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Conducting, Keyboard Instruments, Jazz/Jazz Studies, Music Pedagogy, Music, Visual and Performing Arts, Other, Visual and Performing Arts, Environmental Health, International Public Health/International Health, Homeopathic Medicine/Homeopathy, Ayurvedic Medicine/Ayurveda, Herbalism/Herbalist, Health Professions and Related Programs, Business/Commerce, General, Business/Commerce, General, Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce, Business Administration, Management and Operations, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies, Small Business Administration/Management, Organizational Behavior Studies, Labor Studies, International Business, History, General, History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, History, Other, History, Communication and Media Studies, Photojournalism, Journalism, Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia, Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Political Communication

Minors Offered

Agriculture, General, Agricultural Business and Management, Aquaculture, Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services, International Agriculture, Agricultural Public Services, Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences, Soil Sciences, Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Graphic Communications, Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer and Information Sciences, General, Computer Graphics, Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Education, General, Education, General, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational/Instructional Media Design, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, International and Comparative Education, Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, Elementary Education and Teaching, Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching, Secondary Education and Teaching, Waldorf/Steiner Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education and Teaching, Education, Work and Family Studies, Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies, Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Housing and Human Environments, Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Apparel and Textiles, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Legal Studies, General, Pre-Law Studies, Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate), Legal Professions and Studies, English Language and Literature, General, English Language and Literature/Letters, Other, English Language and Literature/Letters, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, General Studies, Humanities/Humanistic Studies, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Botany/Plant Biology, Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Zoology/Animal Biology, Genetics, Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences, Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Ecology, Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography, Evolutionary Biology, Aquatic Biology/Limnology, Environmental Biology, Population Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other, Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics, Natural Resources/Conservation, General, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other, Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Natural Resource Economics, Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management, Land Use Planning and Management/Development, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management, Forestry, General, Forest Sciences and Biology, Forest Management/Forest Resources Management, Urban Forestry, Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology, Forest Resources Production and Management, Forest Technology/Technician, Forestry, Other, Forestry, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management, Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management, Natural Resources and Conservation, Other, Natural Resources and Conservation, Other, Natural Resources and Conservation, Biological and Physical Sciences, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Systems Science and Theory, Mathematics and Computer Science, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Museology/Museum Studies, Science, Technology and Society, Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, Holocaust and Related Studies, Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies, Cognitive Science, Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Philosophy, Logic, Ethics, Religion/Religious Studies, Buddhist Studies, Christian Studies, Hindu Studies, Islamic Studies, Jewish/Judaic Studies, Religion/Religious Studies, Other, Architecture, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning, Environmental Design/Architecture, Environmental Design, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Architectural History and Criticism, Architecture and Related Services, Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology/Earth Science, General, Physics, General, Psychology, General, Community Organization and Advocacy, Public Administration, Public Policy Analysis, Social Work, Anthropology, Demography and Population Studies, Economics, General, Applied Economics, Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Development Economics and International Development, International Economics, Geography, International Relations and National Security Studies, Political Science and Government, General, American Government and Politics (United States), Canadian Government and Politics, Sociology, Urban Studies/Affairs, Carpenters, Construction Trades, Other, Area Studies, Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies, Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry, Dance, Design and Visual Communications, General, Industrial and Product Design, Commercial Photography, Fashion/Apparel Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Playwriting and Screenwriting, Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Cinematography and Film/Video Production, Photography, Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other, Art/Art Studies, General, Fine/Studio Arts, General, Art History, Criticism and Conservation, Drawing, Intermedia/Multimedia, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts, Metal and Jewelry Arts, Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other, Music, General, Music History, Literature, and Theory, Music Performance, General, Music Theory and Composition, Musicology and Ethnomusicology, Conducting, Keyboard Instruments, Jazz/Jazz Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Public Health, Bioethics/Medical Ethics, Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Medical Systems, Direct Entry Midwifery, Alternative and Complementary Medical Support Services, Somatic Bodywork and Related Therapeutic Services, Movement and Mind-Body Therapies and Education, Energy and Biologically Based Therapies, Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management, History, General, Communication and Media Studies, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 330
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 306
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 14
Percent of male undergraduates: 28%
Percent of female undergraduates: 72%
Percent of international undergraduates: 17%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, personal, psychological, religious
Campus safety and security services offered: Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Activities

Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook

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