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Colleges / College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic

Bar Harbor, ME 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%

About College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic is a private, nonprofit college in the town of Bar Harbor, Maine. College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969. The college enrolls around 380 students a year, including 377 undergraduate students.

2022 Acceptance Rate for College of the Atlantic

It is very difficult to get into College of the Atlantic. Around 60% of applicants get into College of the Atlantic each year. Out of 486 applications received in 2022, 292 students were offered admission.

College of the Atlantic Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 23%

Click below to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics, majors and more.


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College of the Atlantic is located in Bar Harbor, Maine,.

If you are interested in seeing College of the Atlantic for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Bar Harbor, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Hancock County-Bar Harbor.

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College Info

105 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME 04609-1198

Campus Setting: Small Town

College of the Atlantic Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to College of the Atlantic is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to College of the Atlantic is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

College of the Atlantic SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1240 - 1450


Math SAT Range

590 - 710


Reading SAT Range

640 - 750

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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Estimated Chance

1450 and Above


1240 to 1450


1240 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for College of the Atlantic students is 1338. Applicants with SAT scores of 1450 and above have a good chance of being admitted to College of the Atlantic, while applicants with SAT scores between 1240 to 1450 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1240 have a low chance of being offered a spot at College of the Atlantic.

College of the Atlantic Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at College of the Atlantic is like? There are approximately 380 students enrolled at College of the Atlantic, including 377 undergraduate students and 3 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 15% percent are from ME and 85% percent of students are from other states.


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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Feb 1
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