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Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a public institution that was founded in 1891. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,278, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a 4-1-4-based academic calendar. Massachusetts Maritime Academy's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 8. Its in-state tuition and fees are $6,867 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $21,064 (2011-12).
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Founded in 1891 by the legislature as the Massachusetts Nautical Training School, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy is the oldest continuously operating maritime academy in the United States.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early action deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due May 1. The application fee at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 62.8 percent and an early acceptance rate of 60.7 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||62.8%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||May 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 14:1, and the school has 38.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy include: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other; International Business/Trade/Commerce; and Environmental Science. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 84.8 percent.
Massachusetts Maritime Academy has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,278, with a gender distribution of 90.5 percent male students and 9.5 percent female students. At this school, 98.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 2.0 percent of students live off campus. Massachusetts Maritime Academy is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 48 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
|Students who have cars on campus||48%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$6,867 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$21,064 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$9,700 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data