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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    D-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C
California State University Maritime Academy is an above-average public university located in Vallejo, California in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 975 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the California State University Maritime Academy acceptance rate is 67%. Popular majors include Marine Science, Business, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 62% of students, California State University Maritime Academy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $73,100.
200 Maritime Academy Dr
Vallejo, CA 94590
About California State University Maritime Academy...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
California Pacific Conference

California State University Maritime Academy Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

California State University Maritime Academy Admissions

Acceptance Rate
67%
Application Deadline
November 30
SAT Range
960-1190
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$19,965/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$8,042/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
73%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    9%
  • On Campus
    91%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
975Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
42
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
24%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • A sailor
    67%
  • Monochromatic
    17%
  • Prudent
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.8 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.12 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Applied Knowledge
    43%
  • Opportunities
    43%
  • Fast-paced
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$82,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.6 responses
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Cal Maritime is one of a kind. It is not your typical college, hence Academy. It is mostly male dominated, but the friendships and experience are truly amazing. The ‘boat’ instructors are the best!
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California State Maritime Academy is a small university that offers you the chance to really get to know your classmates and teachers. That being said it is a majority male school going into the male-dominated maritime industry. There is only one dining center on campus with pretty bad food and the dorms aren't that great either. Campus amenities are small but decent. You are required to wear a uniform while on campus and stand watches either on the ship, in the engine room, or in the parking lot box depending on your major. It does have a lot of alumnae connections and graduates tend to be high earning.
Maggots in the lunchroom and it took years to get them to do anything about it. They had the students return for final exams despite the shelter in place order during Covid19. They released the students several days after the order was put into place because they said there wasn't any virus on campus. Ok, wait until people get sick and then send them home to transfer it to their parents. It was parent pressure and social pressure that finally got the kids out, and then they call them all back to hub together. They are ridiculous. They clearly don't have the best interest of the students or the students' home communities in mind. I wouldn't send my son here if I could go back in time and do it over.