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Most Helpful Review for College of the Atlantic
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: Sky
  • 18 out of 18 people found this review helpful

The positive energy at COA is infectious. When everyone around you is incredibly passionate about what they're studying, it's hard to resist your own curiosity. The concept of going to class is completely redefined at the college by spirited professors, field work, independent studies, and hands-on applications. COA believes that college should not be a time out of life, but should be a time of learning that inspires your future. Professors become good friends. Your education is virtually completely up to you - if you have an idea, people at the college will be enthusiastic to help make it happen....

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  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Feb-13-2015 I am a current student here

    College of the Atlantic has a great program for freshmen but the rest of its program fails to live up to the admissions office's advertisements. Most classes in this interdisciplinary program are taught at an exclusively introductory level inappropriate for seekers of STEM graduate degrees. The community is tight knit and inclusive.

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  • Megan from Floresville, TX
  • Sep-11-2014 I am a current student here

    This is Human Ecology. A major where you have extreme academic freedom to choose your classes. I was looking for a school with many majors that seemed to suit me that way I could change my major without having to change schools. Here you have one major an can change and grow with your studies and shift emphasis without totally putting yourself years back with required classes.

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  • Emmanuel from Burlington, VT
  • Jun-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Basically, it's for people who are serious about what they're doing and want to change the world. It's for people who don't want to define themselves to one major and instead see the world as interconnected. It's a college for doers.

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  • Tyler from Providence, RI
  • Oct-24-2013 I am a current student here

    COA is a wonderful, inspiring, exciting and challenging school. The single interdisciplinary major provides so much academic freedom and allows students to follow their passions and learn everything agriculture to art, marine biology to psychology. The faculty are exceptional and the school has a very student focused approach.

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  • Anonymous
  • Oct-23-2013 I am a current student here

    A unique school with a small student body and a trans-disciplinary, self-designed approach to learning.

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  • C. from NH
  • Apr-07-2013 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Love the Human Ecology Major. Wonderful location. Very small size so everyone would know your name.

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  • Meghan from Toms River, NJ
  • Nov-10-2012 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    If this college is anything, it's genuine. From the people to the location, everything about COA is holistic and caring. From the moment I set foot on campus to when I left two days later, I felt like I was home- I was incredibly at peace -and unshakably happy.

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  • Alex from Cedarburg, WI
  • Mar-22-2012 I am a current student here

    Built to let you find your own way to your own passion. Wedged between the Atlantic Ocean and a national park, it's the perfect setting for experiential learning. This is a school of Human Ecology, and it's up to the students to make that phrase do work for them.

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