Tool December 2017

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College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME)


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College of the Atlantic is ranked 86 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges and is ranked 201 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 42%
Applicants who took ACT 20%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+21%
600-69949%
600+70%

SAT Math Score

700+NA
600-69927%
600+27%

ACT Score

30-3631%
24-2963%
24+94%

Students applied485
Students admitted314
Admission rate65%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate48%

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$18,700
Cost after non-need-based aid$40,445

Average debt at graduation$26,723

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$24,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met96%
Average need-based aid$35,189
Average non-need-based aid$13,444

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment337

Full-Time

Men81
Women231

Part-Time

Men10
Women15

Freshmen retained84%

# - 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 (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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