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California Maritime Academy is a public institution that was founded in 1929. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 889, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. California Maritime Academy's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (West), 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,536 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,696 (2011-12).
The California Maritime Academy is a public school located on a small, waterfront campus in Vallejo, Calif., 30 miles northeast of San Francisco. Students at Cal Maritime can earn degrees in international business and logistics, facilities engineering technology, global studies and maritime affairs, marine engineering technology, marine transportation, or mechanical engineering. Cal Maritime students, more than 80 percent of whom are male, are required to spend at least one summer on the university’s training ship, Golden Bear. On the ship, students cruise through the Pacific Ocean and practice the technological and leadership skills they learned in the classroom.
Cal Maritime has the highest job placement ratio of the 23 California State University systems and is the only degree-granting maritime university in the West. Outside the classroom and off the ship, students can get involved in any of the more than 20 clubs or participate in campus events including dances, concerts, and comedy nights. Student athletes play for the Keelhaulers basketball, crew, golf, rugby, soccer, and water polo teams, which compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) California Pacific Conference.
|School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):|
Ocean View - Ocean Point of View
The Academy Advantage
The Value of a CSU Campus plus the Quality of a Private College
The Corps of Cadets Stressing Responsibility, Accountability, Leadership, and Professionalism
Training and Learning on the Golden Bear
International Travel for All
All Students have a Paid Summer Internship
Our Industry Connections Lead to Great Careers
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to California Maritime Academy, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due January 5. The application fee at California Maritime Academy is $55. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.6 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||65.6% 4|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||January 5|
The student-faculty ratio at California Maritime Academy is 12:1. The most popular majors at California Maritime Academy include: Marine Transportation; Mechanical Engineering; International Relations and National Security Studies; Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians; and Business Administration, Management and Operations. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 78.2 percent.
California Maritime Academy has a total undergraduate enrollment of 889, with a gender distribution of 85.7 percent male students and 14.3 percent female students. California Maritime Academy is part of the NAIA athletic conference.
|Student gender distribution|
|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NAIA|
Campus Info & Services
California Maritime Academy offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. California Maritime Academy also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at California Maritime Academy, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at California Maritime Academy.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,536 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,696 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$10,134 (2011-12)|
|Financial aid statistics||N/A|
* Overview details based on 2011 data