Tool December 2016

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College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 44.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 14.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 53.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 19.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 72.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 33.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 8.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 41.00%
ACT score 24-29: 55.00%
ACT score 30-36: 36.00%
ACT score 24+: 91%
Students applied: 400
Students admitted: 302
Admission rate: 76%
Students per faculty: 10
4-year graduation rate: 59.2%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 80%
Full-time enrolled men: 95
Full-time enrolled women: 233
Part-time enrolled men: 6
Part-time enrolled women: 4
Total enrollment: 338

COSTS

Tuition: $42,993
Room and board: $9,747
Est. book expense: $600
Fees: $549
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 96%
Average need-based aid: $32,640
Average non-need-based aid: $11,149
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
56
Average aid package: $82
Students receiving need-based aid: 277
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 82%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
56%
% receiving student loans: 57%