Tool December 2017

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College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, ME)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 42.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 20.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 49.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 21.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 70.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 27.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 0.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 27.00%
ACT score 24-29: 63.00%
ACT score 30-36: 31.00%
ACT score 24+: 94%
Students applied: 485
Students admitted: 314
Admission rate: 65%
Students per faculty: 10
4-year graduation rate: 48%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 84%
Full-time enrolled men: 81
Full-time enrolled women: 231
Part-time enrolled men: 10
Part-time enrolled women: 15
Total enrollment: 337

COSTS

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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 96%
Average need-based aid: $35,189
Average non-need-based aid: $13,444
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
38
Average aid package: $40,946
Students receiving need-based aid: 262
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 78%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
51%
% receiving student loans: 70%