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United States Merchant Marine Academy

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Public, 4-year or above

School Size & Setting

Large | Suburn

Students-to-Faculty Ratio

7:1

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

There's a certain kind of young man and woman who pursues an education at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. They are special young people, willing to commit themselves to the demands, stresses and obligations of Academy life. Their reason? They recognize that when they graduate, they will be a step ahead of their friends at traditional colleges.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$780

Out of state

$780
Graduate

In state

No information

Out of state

No information

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
30%
Type of aid % of students receiving aid Average amount
Federal grants 9.0% $5,293
State/local grants 0.0% $0
Institutional grants 0.0% $0
Loans 13.0% $4,181

Other Estimated Costs

Housing

$. per year

Books & Supplies

$3,000 per year

Personal Expenses

$1,000 per year

Pay For College with ROTC

Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) is a college scholarship program that prepares students to become military officers

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Financial aid resources

Paying for college

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • ENGINEERING
    • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of self-propelled, stationary, or towed vessels operating on or under the water, including inland, coastal and ocean environments; and the analysis of related engineering problems such as corrosion, power transfer, pressure, hull efficiency, stress factors, safety and life support, environmental hazards and factors, and specific use requirements. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Systems Engineering
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations. See other colleges that offer this major
  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING
    • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
      • A program that prepares individuals to serve as captains, executive officers, engineers and ranking mates on commercially licensed inland, coastal and ocean-going vessels. Includes instruction in maritime traditions and law, maritime policy, economics and management of commercial marine operations, basic naval architecture and engineering, shipboard power systems engineering, crew supervision, and administrative procedures. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • ENGINEERING
    • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of self-propelled, stationary, or towed vessels operating on or under the water, including inland, coastal and ocean environments; and the analysis of related engineering problems such as corrosion, power transfer, pressure, hull efficiency, stress factors, safety and life support, environmental hazards and factors, and specific use requirements. See other colleges that offer this major
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
25.21%
  • Apply 1,789
  • Accepted 451
  • Attend 239

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$0
Graduate
$125

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Required
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Required
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable

Average Test Scores

SAT Math
580-670
ACT Composite
25-28
SAT Reading
570-660
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
22%
Male Students
78%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian78.49%
  2. Two Or More Ethnicities6.66%
  3. Hispanic/Latino5.57%
  4. Asian4.89%
  5. Black1.86%
  6. Not Specified1.56%
  7. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.68%
  8. American Indian/Alaska Native0.29%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,063

Undergraduate students

1,047

Graduate students

16

Full Time Students
99%
Part Time Students
1%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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