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The Good: Engineering is ABET accredited; Hands on learning on vessel and engine room, Golden Bear cruise gives you time and experience at sea during the summers, simulation technology for piloting ships available to transportation majors. Good potential for jobs. $72,000

The Bad: Business School not AACSB accredited-difficult to get into an MBA program when you haven't been taught the basics to pass the GRE or GMAT entrance exams. No time on a ship whatsoever, no access to ANY equipment or courses that can teach you about terminal operations, or onshore careers dealing with Maritime Business. On campus the Business Logistics students are stigmatized and dismissed as Subpar majors and are treated as such. majors exclusively. Business Logistics degree at Cal Maritime is therefore is merely a rubber stamp degree which will begin earning 35,000K$ Cal Maritime Fails at being transparent about this.
Like any other university, there will be good things and some bad things. The benefits of coming to the academy are that you are not going to find it hard to find a job. The worst part about this school is the lack of communitaction between the university and the students.
I like how theCalifornia Maritime Academy is unique in their own way from all other universities in the CSU system. I also like how it is a small campus. Something that CMA can fix, is the parking lot space.
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Business and Global studies does not have enough faculty. Classes are not available each semester so you have to wait until the next one to get a class. If you don't your here for another year $$$. Transfer students beware! No credit for certain classes even though you got CSU certification. Registrar is a mess. have to fight with them to give you the credit you earned. No parking on campus. Tons of stairs to reach your outdated dorm that is BROILING hot. No a/c in outdated buildings. Tech and website outdated.
I love the private school feel on a public campus. I just wish there were more girls and more sports.
There is usually only one teacher per subject, and most subject are only offered once per year. You can live on a ship and go on cruise. The food isn't great, you have to wear a uniform and the student body is only 20% female, but you are pretty much guaranteed a high paying job once you graduate.
This is a great college that really focuses on the students and how they perform in the workplace. Their small campus makes you feel at home and you can get close to your classmates for lifelong friends.
They do random drug tests making me paranoid after I'm done chiefing
Rugby, sailing , crew and basketball are top in nation for small schools and usually ranked. The other sport are okay. Most sports don't recruit and you just try out with the exception of basketball. Saying that, it is very impressive that most sports do play against some d1 and d2 schools. Facilities are good. Spirit is okay.
Not a party school at all, but hands down the best marine engineering school. Top engineering school with chill teachers, shipmates, and atmosphere. If you love sailing this school is for you. Because it is so small you know every one and get surprised when you meet someone you don't know . mostly every one is chill .
By far my dream school
I liked it others didn't
Not the best but not the worst!
It's has a beautiful site to see!
A university that offers majors that will help a student succeed in their future offering great opportunities and internships.
Housing is different then other CSUs. They give you the option of having a housing facility that adds to the experience of shipboard life. All Engineers and Marine Deckhands have the opportunity to live and learn in an environment they will be working in potentially. The lottery system is difficult to get in to and actually get in. It holds in to account your cumalitive GPA and class standing.
The athletics program here is different then most CSUs. We don't have a football team or baseball team. Our three major sports are Basketball, Crew, and Men's Rugby. But with these sports the school excels in.
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This is a hands on school. If students are willing to get their hands dirty they can go really far here. There are so few majors here, but they push you hard so every student who is willing to give them the effort level they seek, will succeed. It is small but the way the university is setup students have no excuse not to give it their best.
The security on campus is pretty good if you feel unsafe or insecure one can request a drive from the campus police, which is in surveillance everyday. Personally I feel safe and I requested a drive several times before, whenever I stay late in the tutoring center.
Most professors care about the students passing and learning, they try and work with students, and most of them are available in there office hours. Most students just take classes that are going to be beneficial to there degree and also there are limited courses. The class sizes are small which is a good thing and was one of the many reasons I decided to go to Cal Maritime.
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