College of the Atlantic

Private, coeducational, non-sectarian, liberal arts college founded in 1969

Majors/Areas of Study

All students major in Human Ecology, the study of our relationship with our natural, social, and man-made environment, with an interdisciplinary, self-directed degree plan.

Academic Calendar

Fall, Winter, and Spring trimesters

Special Programs

Educational studies, international studies, marine studies, green business, farm, Master of Philosophy program

Notable Eco Activities

  • COA is the first college in the United States to become carbon neutral, off-setting all carbon emissions with the purchase of renewable energy credits.
  • In Fall 2008, the Davis Residential Village will open on campus. This new cluster of student housing will be at the vanguard of sustainable, “green” building and will serve as a model to the community and to colleges across the country.

Scholarship/Financial Assistance

Around 70 percent of students receive aid from the College, in an average amount of $15,000, with a total average need- and merit-based package of $18,000.