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College of the Atlantic

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1969
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Trimester
Undergraduate student body: 335
Environment: Rural
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Website

http://www.coa.edu/

Admissions E-mail

inquiry@ecology.coa.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Sarah Baker
Admissions office telephone: (800) 528-0025
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $45
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
https://apply.embark.com/ugrad/coa/10/ Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $150 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 N/A
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 2 N/A
History 0 2
Academic electives 0 1
Total academic units 15 19

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Important
Standardized test scores: Considered
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 66%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 90%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 64%
Total applicants: 300
Total acceptances: 199
Total freshman enrollment: 73
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 34%
Male applicants: 94
Male acceptances: 55
Male freshman enrollment: 17
 
Female applicants: 206
Female acceptances: 144
Female freshman enrollment: 56
Out-of-state freshmen: 86%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1
Students enrolled from waiting list: 1

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 66%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 90%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 56%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 71%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 86%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 580 – 710
Math: 510 – 650
Combined: 1090 – 1360

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 24.0% 7.0%
600-699 40.0% 38.0%
500-599 31.0% 31.0%
400-499 5.0% 24.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 35%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 24 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 29.0% N/A N/A
24-29 53.0% N/A N/A
18-23 18.0% N/A N/A
12-17 0.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 

 



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