Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME)


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College of the Atlantic is ranked 77 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 173 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 44%
Applicants who took ACT 14%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+19%
600-69953%
600+72%

SAT Math Score

700+8%
600-69933%
600+41%

ACT Score

30-3636%
24-2955%
24+91%

Students applied400
Students admitted302
Admission rate76%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate59%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$42,993
Fees$549
Room and board$9,747
Estimated book expense$600
Total cost$53,889

Cost after need-based aid$21,249
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,740

Average debt at graduation$23,002

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$26,400

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met96%
Average need-based aid$32,640
Average non-need-based aid$11,149

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment338

Full-Time

Men95
Women233

Part-Time

Men6
Women4

Freshmen retained80%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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