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Kings Point is a highly rated public college located in Kings Point, New York in the New York City Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 996 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Kings Point acceptance rate is 22%. Popular majors include Marine Science, Engineering, and Systems Engineering. Graduating 84% of students, Kings Point alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $65,200.
United States Merchant Marine Academy Rankings
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- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses
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United States Merchant Marine Academy Reviews
Kings Point was America's best-kept secret in a college education & leadership training. Being a 1992 graduate whose class is the smallest to graduate since the 1950's, serving in fellow classmates in Desert Shield & Desert Storm and being the first class to have a female RX as Plebes and a classmate serving as the first female RC, our experience was one of many firsts. All Kings Pointers see the world during sea year, gain an incredible global perspective, gain valuable leadership training for life and learn to manage more academically, athletically, regimentally and mentally than any university/college experience. If you want to push your limits, Kings Point's rewards are worth the experience 10 years to 50 years afterward. The few, the proud, Acta Non Verba - Go to Kings Point and Chart your own course.
To begin with, the United States Merchant Marine Academy is a bad place to be, however, it is a great place to be from. You will go through some of the most difficult times of your life here and will be challenged immensely. The school is often disorganized and there are at times multiple hoops to jump through in any given day. Though it is often insanely hard, if you can make it through Kings Point, you can make it anywhere and through anything. You will be opened to so many opportunities that the vast majority of people will never experience let alone know about. Though I am only a 3rd Class Midshipman (Sophmore) I have done some pretty amazing things: I have survived plebe year, a harsh academic environment, have partied in New York city, became a New York State EMT, traveled to twenty countries and gone to sea for four months. Bottom line: you get through Kings Point and you are set for life.
Great overall school. Academic course load is heavy. The time spent on campus is not always fun but is worth enduring for the time spent on sea year, opportunities after graduation, and price of admission. Every midshipman spends one year during their four years on commercial vessels sailing all around the world. Additionally, no other school in the country can honestly say that you will graduate with no debt and have immediate job prospects with six figure salaries upon graduation. This is what separates USMMA from any other school in the nation.