• September 27

    College of the Atlantic leads Princeton Review’s “Top 50 Green Colleges” ranking for the second year in a row, landing the number one spot with their ongoing commitment to sustainability - through both campus initiatives and innovative academic programs.


  • September 13
    Two College of the Atlantic seniors get an up-close, behind-the-scenes look at Acadia National Park and Schoodic Institute as COA’s first Acadia Scholars. The competitive internship program offers valuable, real-world experience for students interested in conservation, science, and communications careers.
  • August 18
    Leading the way with a focus on renewable energy, zero waste, and a curriculum focused on sustainability, College of the Atlantic is named the #1 green college in the country in Sierra’s Cool Schools ranking for the second year in a row.
  • August 31
    College of the Atlantic is the nation’s #20 Top Liberal Arts College, according to Washington Monthly’s 2017 College Rankings, jumping 26 spots from last year.
  • October 16
    For new College of the Atlantic anthropology professor Netta van Vliet, Ph.D, wrestling with a good question is often more important and rewarding than finding a firm answer.
  • October 12
    College of the Atlantic alumna Chellie Pingree ’79 (D-Maine) discusses her latest efforts in support of sustainable food systems and her unique introduction to agriculture and plant sciences as a student at COA.
  • October 6
    A stint in the Russian Far East working to save endangered Siberian tigers and leopards from extinction shows College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins ’92 that biological information and census figures can only go so far without cross-cultural understanding.
  • October 5
    Utilizing a small fleet of Rhodes 19s, some at College of the Atlantic are gaining new perspectives on the lush natural and cultural heritage of Maine’s Frenchman Bay, while also developing balance within their rigorous academic lives.
  • October 2
    “Art of the Dining Hall” profiles the students, regional farmers, faculty, producers, staff, and vendors who contribute to the College of the Atlantic “foodprint” in ways that align with the school’s institutional mission: creating a sustainable food system at COA, writes Sarah Maness ’17.
  • October 2
    From the top of the six-story lighthouse, water stretches beyond the horizon in every direction. A foghorn bleats twice at 22-second intervals, interrupting the endless chatter of herring gulls. At least twice a day, researchers with College of the Atlantic’s Allied Whale climb steps and ladders and crawl through a modest glass doorway to scan the surrounding sea, looking for the distinctive spout of a whale.