College of the Atlantic

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College of the Atlantic, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Bar Harbor, ME, a predominately rural area. The small size of enrollment, which is approximately around 400 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

College of the Atlantic admits roughly 70 percent of applicants. Of those that are accepted, nearly 32 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall College of the Atlantic Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for College of the Atlantic was reported as 72.1% in Fall 2020 with over 451 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for College of the Atlantic has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 64.7%
  • 2017-2018: 67.9%
  • 2018-2019: 66.9%
  • 2019-2020: 72.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 64.0%

How Does College of the Atlantic Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for College of the Atlantic is twenty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Unity College98.3%
Maine College of Art62.4%
Colby-Sawyer College89.6%
The New England Conservatory of Music36.9%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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