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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
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.
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024
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About Kings Point...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Women's & Men's Athletic Conference

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.

USMMA Admissions

Acceptance Rate
22%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1190-1330
ACT Range
27-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$3,119/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,142/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
38%

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
75%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
13%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
996Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
44%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
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  • Hard-working
    83%
  • Opportunistic
    17%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
100%
of students say they don't have Greek life.12 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.12 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Rigorous
    50%
  • Unique
    38%
  • Fast-paced
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$88,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.3 responses
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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.
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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.