College of the Atlantic, founded in 1969, is a private, alternative liberal-arts college located in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, Maine, United States. It awards bachelor's and masters (M.Phil.) degrees solely in the field of human ecology, though with a variety of emphases. The college is small, with approximately 364 students and a full-time faculty of 27, and 15 part-time faculty. Its curriculum includes student-directed projects, community involvement, and interdisciplinary learning.
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