Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.23
Liaison Heather Albert-Knopp
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

College of the Atlantic
PRE-3: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Heather Albert-Knopp
Dean of Admission
Office of Admission
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Institution type:

Institutional control:
Private non-profit

A brief description of the institution’s main campus and other aspects of the institutional boundary used to complete this report:

The College of the Atlantic's main campus is 37 acres fronting on the Atlantic Ocean in the Town of Bar Harbor. The campus has parking adjacent to Route 3, its main access route. The campus has extensive lawns and gardens and a protective buffer of trees along the ocean shore. Main campus is also home to the college's Dorr Museum of Natural History. The college has two working farms: Beech Hill Farm and the Peggy Rockefeller Farms. Beech Hill farm is a 72-acre farm located twelve miles from the main campus that raises 4-5 acres of vegetables for sale to the public via a farm stand, wholesale accounts, and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program; and also sells produce to the main campus cafeteria. Peggy Rockefeller Farms are located five miles from campus and comprise 125 acres with 50 acres of pasture and hay land. The farm currently raises small livestock and hosts a recently planted apple orchard. Meat produced at Peggy Rockefeller Farms is sold to the college cafeteria. Both farms have extensive student involvement in their operations. The college also has two facilities on offshore islands in the Gulf of Maine that are used for marine research and teaching. COA ownership on the islands amounts to 15 acres. The college owns a 100-acre forested property about six miles from the main campus that is used for field studies. Newly added to our institutional boundary for this reporting period is a set of townhouses purchased for student housing, on a small parcel directly to the north of our main campus.

Which of the following features are present on campus and which are included within the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school No No
Other professional school with labs or clinics (e.g. dental, nursing, pharmacy, public health, veterinary) No No
Museum Yes Yes
Satellite campus No No
Farm larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres Yes Yes
Agricultural experiment station larger than 2 hectares or 5 acres No No
Hospital No No

The rationale for excluding any features that are present from the institutional boundary:

Additional documentation to support the submission :

College of the Atlantic has a very small graduate program. Each year we typically award 2-3 Master of Philosophy degrees. Because this program is so small--currenly equating to less than one percent of our student body--and because the overwhelming majority of our resources are devoted to our undergraduate population, we focus on our undergraduate program in this survey.

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