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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A+
United States Merchant Marine Academy is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
300 Steamboat Rd
Kings Point, NY 11024
Website
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United States Merchant Marine Academy Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
20%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1190-1350
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$4,548/ 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
    $4,627/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,638/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,535/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,535/ year
  • $110k+
    $8,988/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.5 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.7 responses
14%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.7 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
904Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
8%
Varsity Athletes
39%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.11 responses
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45%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.11 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$78,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
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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!"
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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.