• College of the Atlantic


    We are an innovative and experimental college community dedicated to the study and practice of human ecology. We have some 349 students and 41 faculty members, and are located on the ocean near Acadia National Park on spectacular Mount Desert Island, Maine. College of the Atlantic is a small college deeply committed to interdisciplinary study and preparing students to make a difference in the world.

  • Academics


    COA uses self designed majors allowing students to create their own curriculum and develop an interdisciplinary approach of looking at the world.

  • Dining


    COA offers meal plans for on campus dining at Blair Dining Hall and Sea Urchin Cafe, in addition to kitchen space and cookware in each residence.

  • Areas of Study


    Our self designed curriculm is composed of one major, human ecology, and informal concentrations for students to explore learning based on their interests.

  • Welcome!


    Information about Thorndike Library including hours, directories, circulation, and interlibrary loan services.

  • Admissions


    COA’s fulfilling self designed undergraduate education, accessible to students of all backgrounds, starts with the admissions process.

  • Courses


    From Global Environmental Policies to Contemporary Dance and more in between, COA has courses for self directed learners of all interests.

  • About COA


    Located on Mount Desert Island near Acadia National Park, COA offers a unique, close-knit community that encourages independent learners.

  • Calendar


    Upcoming events on campus and throughout the community.

  • Registrar Home


    On these pages you’ll find the current courses offered, course schedules, and important academic forms and policies...


  • NEWS
    COA professor takes Fulbright journey

    A Fulbright Specialist Award leads to a month-long teaching adventure in Colombia for College of the Atlantic business professor Jay Friedlander.

  • NEWS
    Celebrating 50 years at College of the Atlantic [Mount Desert Islander]
    A rich tapestry of College of the Atlantic’s history on Mount Desert Island, a focus on regional alumnx, and a look forward toward the next five decades highlight a special publication celebrating COA’s 50th academic year.
  • NEWS
    COA opens 50th academic year
    Record enrollment, a new, 30,000-square-foot academic center, and a cadre of strong regional partners in attendance highlight the opening of College of the Atlantic’s 50th academic year.