College of The Atlantic

The College of the Atlantic (“COA”) was founded in 1969 to provide an ecological, problem-solving approach to education that combines academic rigor in the arts and sciences with practical application.  The academic program is designed to develop an ecological perspective through the understanding of social, biological, and technological interrelationships.  The college awards one undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Arts, and a graduate degree, the Master of Philosophy, each in Human Ecology.  The oceanfront location of the campus allows students to take advantage of the abundant natural resources offered by the Atlantic Ocean and nearby Acadia National Park.  Mount Desert Rock and Great Duck Island lighthouses were given to COA in 1998 and are used as field stations for academic study and scientific research.  Through the generosity of two COA graduates, an 86-acre organic farm was donated to the college in early 1999 and operates as a year round educational facility for agricultural production with particular emphasis on organic growing.   

 Located at 105 Eden Street                                                

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