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  3. Diversity
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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  10. Campus Food
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Massachusetts Maritime Academy is an above-average public college located in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,605 undergraduate students. The Massachusetts Maritime Academy acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Engineering, Marine Science, and International Business. Graduating 76% of students, Massachusetts Maritime Academy alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $65,000.
About Massachusetts Maritime Academy...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Football
Address
101 Academy Dr
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
950-1150
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$14,035/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $3,088/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,609/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,235/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,960/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,150/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
25%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,605Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
18%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 9 responses
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  • Motivated
    56%
  • Like a trapped animal clawing at the walls
    22%
  • Stressed
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
92%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.16 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Regimented
    57%
  • Preparedness
    14%
  • Unique
    14%
  • Unorganized
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$79,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
71%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.7 responses
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Attending Massachusetts Maritime Academy is one of the best decisions I have made, whether it’s due to the structured lifestyle the school provides or the discipline, knowledge, and leadership skills the school continues to teach me. It was a big decision to leave my home in Florida and to live up here full time but by sticking with my motto “4 years of hard work for a lifetime of fun, doing something I love,” I hold an unbreakable drive to become the best I can be and make a difference in this world and I owe part of this to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
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Mass Maritime isn't you typical college. If your looking for that "college experience", it's not the school for you. Its a regimented, military based school. None the less a great school if your looking to be successful and want a structured lifestyle.
In order to make the most of your experience at Mass Maritime, you need to be prepared for a lifestyle that you have never experienced before. Located in the blue collar coastal town of Buzzards Bay, Mass Maritime sits on a beautiful, isolated piece of land at the tail end of the Cape Cod Canal. Waking up every morning at the crack of dawn to clean toilets, mop floors, and taking out trash and later, being forced to sit in their rooms for two hours at the end of the night to study isn't what the typical freshmen looks foreword to at their first year of college. The school offers leadership positions within the academy for cadets that have built up appropriate and dedicated reputations over the years of attending. If you were to step foot on the campus, you would realize that the cadets run the academy by serving on honorary boards, training the incoming freshmen, and running the training ship. Offering maritime business, marine safety and environmental protection, emergency management, and facilities engineering as non-liscense majors in addition to marine engineering as well as marine transportation as license majors, narrows down the type of applicants that get admitted into the school. This administration specializes in studies centered around marine occupations, and therefore offers courses and opportunities that no other school offers. As for the night life during the week, Cadets tend to culminate in TJ's, a small run down bar just a little over a mile from MMA. As for weekends, the schools becomes almost like a ghost town with the exception of cadets obligated to stay, whether they are from out of town, on weekend watch, or for disciplinary reasons. It takes a special person to choose this school as an 18 year-old fresh out of high school, but the job placement when coming out at 21 years old earns most graduates up to six figures, but is definitely well earned after attending the unique and regimented lifestyle at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.