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Maine Maritime Academy

"The next time a liberal arts college calls itself "challenging" or "unique," think of Maine Maritime Academy, a small engineering college about 40 miles south of Bangor. With "state-of-the-art engine rooms" and "a fleet of 60 seagoing training vessels" as well as lucrative co-op programs with commercial vessels, marinas, and shoreside power plants, Maine Maritime is far from ordinary and not for the lily-livered."

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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"The next time a liberal arts college calls itself "challenging" or "unique," think of Maine Maritime Academy, a small engineering college about 40 miles south of Bangor. With "state-of-the-art engine rooms" and "a fleet of 60 seagoing training vessels" as well as lucrative co-op programs with commercial vessels, marinas, and shoreside power plants, Maine Maritime is far from ordinary and not for the lily-livered."

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FOR GENERATIONS, Maine has been known worldwide for the skills of her shipbuilders and sea captains, and for leadership in every phase of maritime affairs. It was in Maine that the first English ship built in America, the VIRGINIA, was launched in 1607, and, in the 21st century, Mainers continue to build and sail vessels ranging from custom yachts to mighty warships. Windjammers, fishing fleets, and defenders of the America's Cup have all been part of Maine's seafaring tradition.

Proposals for an institution devoted to nautical training began in Maine in the 1930s. Educational and civic leaders throughout the state -- led by Senator Ralph Leavitt of Portland -- prompted the creation of Maine Maritime Academy by an act of the 90th Maine Legislature on March 21, 1941.

The original class of 29 students reported on Oct. 9, of that year to Rear Adm. Douglas Dismukes, a veteran of World War I who came out of retirement to head the fledgling school. Classes met on the campus of the Eastern State Normal School, with students lodged at Castine's Pentagoet Inn. The MATTIE, a coastal schooner out of Camden, Maine, served as the first training ship. World War II required a rapid build-up of the U.S. Merchant Marine, with a critical need for new deck and engineering officers. The Academy met that challenge. By war's end, Maine Maritime had graduated 384 men who served at sea during the war in every theater of operations.

In the post-war era, the program was expanded from the original concept of a three-year course leading to a bachelor of science degree. In the 1960s and 70s, Rear Adm. Edward Rodgers led a multi-million dollar development program, culminating in full membership in the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

In recent years, the college has grown steadily and now offers three degrees, 17 undergraduate and graduate academic majors, two lifestyles, new training labs and expanded student services. Today the proud maritime heritage thrives at Maine Maritime Academy.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 994
Gender 87% Male / 13% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 99% Full Time / 1% Part Time
Geography 60% In State / 40% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 22% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 97%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Ethnicity Unknown 1%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $200.00. Housing deposit due : Aug 15. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

80% of students live on-campus.

95% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensembles
  • Fraternities
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: libraries, dorms dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services personal counseling placement services for graduates veteran's counselor financial aid counseling women's services
  • Facilities: 500-foot training ship, 40-foot marine research vessel, 80-foot oceangoing tugboat and barge, two-masted arctic schooner, steam and diesel engine laboratories, power plant simulators, bridge simulator, planetarium, ocean classrooms
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education internships liberal arts/career combination student-designed major teacher certification double major ROTC, Army ROTC, Navy
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (36%), Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer (24%), Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other (11%), International Business/Trade/Commerce (11%), Systems Engineering (7%), Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other (5%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to manage international businesses and/or business operations. Includes instruction in the principles and processes of export sales, trade controls, foreign operations and related problems, monetary issues, international business policy, and applications to doing business in specific countries and markets.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in the biological and biomedical sciences not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of total systems solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems, including the integration of human, physical, energy, communications, management, and information requirements as needed, and the application of requisite analytical methods to specific situations.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Engineers, All Other
All engineers not listed separately.
Engineering Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the application of physical laws and principles of engineering for the development of machines, materials, instruments, processes, and services. Includes teachers of subjects such as chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mineral, and petroleum engineering. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to serve as captains, executive officers, engineers and ranking mates on commercially licensed inland, coastal and ocean-going vessels. Includes instruction in maritime traditions and law, maritime policy, economics and management of commercial marine operations, basic naval architecture and engineering, shipboard power systems engineering, crew supervision, and administrative procedures.

Job Opportunities:

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.
Ship Engineers
Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.

Associates

A program that prepares individuals to serve as captains, executive officers, engineers and ranking mates on commercially licensed inland, coastal and ocean-going vessels. Includes instruction in maritime traditions and law, maritime policy, economics and management of commercial marine operations, basic naval architecture and engineering, shipboard power systems engineering, crew supervision, and administrative procedures.

Job Opportunities:

Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
Command or supervise operations of ships and water vessels, such as tugboats and ferryboats. Required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard.
Ship Engineers
Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating and maintaining engines, boilers, deck machinery, and electrical, sanitary, and refrigeration equipment aboard ship.

Administration & Faculty

President William Brennan
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 63
Student : Faculty Ratio 13 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 79 : 20
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 95
No Status Faculty 4
International Faculty 1

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 46/100
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Acceptance Rate: 65.4% accepted of 791 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite20 - 24
English20 - 25
Math21 - 26
 
SATMath480 - 580
Reading440 - 550
Writing430 - 530

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores, Academic GPA

Important: Extracurricular Activities, Interview, Recommendations

Also Considered: Work Experience, Alumni Relation, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Level Of Applicants Interest, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 0 4
Science 2 3
Science Lab 2 0
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $18,073 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $16,638
$30K-$48K $16,918
$48K-$75K $20,017
$75K-$110K $20,023
$110K+ $22,278

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $9,080, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $9,080 Same as On-Campus
Fees $2,870 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,548 $9,548
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $22,498 $22,498

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $19,900 Same as On-Campus
Fees $2,870 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,548 $9,548
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $33,318 $33,318

Students Receiving Aid

60% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 69% $5,761
Federal Scholarships/Grants 22% $6,002
Institutional Grants 23% $6,182
Other Federal Grants 8% $5,022
Other Loans 24% $14,871
Pell Grants 22% $4,098
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 20% $1,310
Student Loans 69% $10,905

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.mainemaritime.edu/financialaid/index.php?c1=financialaid&c2=intro.

Estimate the net price for you at http://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/mainemaritime.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

52% of students graduated on time.

75% of students graduated in six years.

75% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Maine Maritime Academy participates in the NCAA Division III for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Soccer Travers Evans (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Adam Sherman (Get recruited )
Football Chris McKenney (Get recruited )
Golf Craig Dagan (Get recruited )
Track and Field and Cross Country Ryan King (Get recruited )
Baseball Steve Peed (Get recruited )
Basketball David Muchnick (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Soccer Seth Brown (Get recruited )
Basketball Craig Dagan (Get recruited )
Softball Penny Graves (Get recruited )
Volleyball Penny Graves (Get recruited )
Lacrosse Sarah Gombar (Get recruited )

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#4 Regional Colleges North Top Public Rankings
#7 Regional Colleges
#8 Regional Colleges North Rankings
#61 Regional Colleges Overall Score

Washington Monthly

#19 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#19 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#38 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#98 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#100 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#205 Baccalaureate Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD rank
#232 Best Bang for Buck Colleges - Overall Rank
#285 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
#292 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
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