United States Merchant Marine Academy Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.7 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.7 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.11 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
United States Merchant Marine Academy Reviews
Class of 1986 here-I hated KP while attending (with the exception of the sailing squadron--my lifeline and sea year)--Seriously folks, college is what you make of it. Had I not gone to KP, I really don't know where I'd be today. KPS is all too familiar but look back and remember, your buddies who went to "Party University" will never get what it's like to sneak booze onto the campus or boats and party in a different atmosphere or pull one over on Funken, Richards, or Larson. Your same buddies will never know what it's like to see Hong Kong or Dubai or Balawan (Indonesia) from a local aspect. Let's not forget the fact we had to cram four years of education into three because of sea year! it was hard, I missed out on a lot of "college activities" but in the long run, it was worth it. "M/V Liberator!"
This school can best be described by "Great to be from, terrible to be at." Not to discourage anyone from coming there at all. Quite the opposite, in fact. My mentors at the Academy always told me "When your friends are at State U are playing now and have to work the rest of their lives, remember that when you're working your butt off now and playing the rest of your life." You are guaranteed a high-paying job in any of the uniformed services (yours to choose from) after graduation, or you can come out making six-figures working 6 months a year in the shipping industry.
A taxing school that will push you to manage your time, academics are challenging and the room for error is nonexistent. Your class will start at around 275 and upon graduation expect to only have 190. Best place to be from, worst place to be.