Photo Courtesy COA

COA welcomes new students

Photo Courtesy COA
College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins welcomes new students at the school’s 42nd convocation on Wednesday, Sept. 18.

BAR HARBOR — College of the Atlantic began its 42nd year last week with convocation, a swim, and a cookout. A total of 132 new students were welcomed to the college, among them 104 first-year students, 26 transfers and 2 new graduate students. COA’s incoming group hails from 17 countries and 29 states.

This is COA’s largest incoming class – and the largest total enrollment – in its history. In the years since COA’s creation in 1969, approximately 2,000 total students have graduated. It may be a small number, but the impact has been considerable.

The Sierra Club once again named COA to its “Cool Schools” list due to the college’s environmental achievements and goals. COA remains among the “greenest” campuses in the nation according to Green Living magazine, and ranks number nine on The College Database’s 50 Colleges Committed to Saving the Planet. And most recently, COA was named a top college in the nation by U.S. News & World Report (COA is one of only four colleges in Maine to be in the top 100).

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