Massachusetts Maritime Academy

101 Academy Dr, Buzzards Bay, United States
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Overview of Massachusetts Maritime Academy

About this school

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a public academy. Founded in 1891, it adopted coeducation in 1975. Its program is designed to qualify candidates to become officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Its 55-acre campus is located in Buzzards Bay, 55 miles south of Boston.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,688
    • Men:1,465 Men (86.8%)
    • Women:223 Women (13.2%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Massachusetts Maritime Academy is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
-
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
1
-
History
1
-
Academic Electives
2
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
101 Academy Drive
City, State, Zip
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-1803
Phone
-
Fax
(508) 830-5077
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 31

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Minimum college GPA 2.5 if transferring 12-23 credits, minimum college GPA 2.0 for more than 24 transferable credits required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
83% of 838 applicants were admitted
Women
92% of 77 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 761 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
472 (68%) of 697 admitted students enrolled
Women
51 (72%) of 71 admitted students enrolled
Men
421 (67%) of 626 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.16
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
567 average |520-600 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
24%
• Score 500 - 600
62%
• Score 400 - 500
10%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
2%
• Score 600 - 700
26%
• Score 500 - 600
58%
• Score 400 - 500
13%
• Score 300 - 400
1%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |21-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
40%
• Score 18 - 23
50%
• Score 12 - 17
3%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $8,398|Out-of-state: $25,824 (35.81%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,306 (52.47%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,000 (4.26%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,750 (7.46%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Massachusetts Maritime Academy accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002181
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
356 (88.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
265 (74.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
251 (94.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
78 (31.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$17,027
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 168 (66.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $12,431
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 249 (99.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,596
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 34 (13.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
31 (7.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,586

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,350 (80.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
946 (70.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
901 (95.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
321 (35.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$15,186
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 616 (68.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,929
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 831 (92.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,257
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 126 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
103 (6.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,160

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
79%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,414
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
6.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,490

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


4-1-4

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


87

Part-Time Faculty


56

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


40%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 10% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 28% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 42% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 16% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
130
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Massachusetts Maritime Academy provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


88.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


58.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


71%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


75.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (10)


  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Transportation and materials moving, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (2)


  • Emergency Management
  • Facilities Management

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


3,859

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Boston, Providence

Campus Size


54 acres

Weather


Temperature
17.6 average low in January, 75.1 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Bourne
Nearest Train Station
50 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


97% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


3%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Buccaneers
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Lacrosse
Riflery
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Football
Lacrosse
Riflery
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers marching band, drama theatre, student government, intramurals, regimental leadership, band/honor guard, ncaa division 3 athletics

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,607

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,688
Women
223
Men
1,465

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.0% Asian
  • 1.0% Black/African-American
  • 3.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 88.4% White
  • 3.3% Unknown

International Students


0.8% from 3 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


92

Student Resources

Study resources