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College of the Atlantic Among Best Colleges of 2014

Posted Sept. 10, 2013, at 11:23 a.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:49 p.m.

BAR HARBOR, ME—College of the Atlantic is among the top 100 colleges in the nation, says U.S. News & World Report. According to the annual “America’s Best Colleges” released today, COA ranks 93 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges. COA is one of only four colleges in Maine to be in the top 100.

“We’re delighted that U.S. News & World Reports ranks COA among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the country,” said COA’s Dean of Admission, Heather Albert-Knopp. “This national acknowledgement is a testament to the quality of a COA education, as well as our talented faculty and students. This week we’re welcoming our largest-ever incoming class to campus, and it’s heartening to see that the College’s approach to interdisciplinary and rigorous hands-on education continues to gain recognition.”

The report also places the college as #12 in the nation in its “Best Value College” list—combining excellence in education with an awareness of economics. COA is also recognized by US News & World Reports for its international campus, with 17 percent of students coming from outside of the United States. According to the magazine, COA is sixth among all liberal arts colleges in the nation for its high percentage of international students.

To see all of U.S. News & World Reports 2014 rankings visit www.usnews.com/colleges.

About College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969 on the premise that education should go beyond understanding the world as it is, to enabling students to actively shape its future. A leader in experiential education and environmental stewardship, COA has pioneered a distinctive interdisciplinary approach to learning—human ecology—that develops the kinds of creative thinkers and doers needed by all sectors of society in addressing the compelling and growing needs of our world.

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