2018 Top Public Universities in MassachusettsAbout this List

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  1. Massachusetts Maritime Academy

    • 4 Year
    • Buzzards Bay, MA
    • 155
    3 Top Public Universities in Massachusetts

    College Junior: 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.
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    • B
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 74% Acceptance Rate
    • $13,673 Net Price
    • 980-1160 SAT Range
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