SUNY Maritime College

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6 Pennyfield Avenue

Throggs Neck, NY 10465

Phone: (718) 409-7200
2013-2014 Tuition
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#21 Overall Score: 41 out of 100. Regional Colleges (North)

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SUNY Maritime College is a public institution that was founded in 1874. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,614, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 55 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. SUNY Maritime College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Colleges (North), 21. Its in-state tuition and fees are $7,109 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $16,559 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

The world is open for business! SUNY Maritime College, one of six state maritime academies, is the first and the largest maritime college at 1,700 students. Our 55-acre waterfront campus is located 15 minutes from Manhattan. We prepare students for careers in the international maritime industry, offering nationally ranked programs in engineering, marine environmental studies, international business, and humanities. SUNY Maritime College is nationally recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as an accredited institution and is one of only six colleges in the United States to offer a Naval Architecture degree.

SUNY Maritime College undergraduates enjoy the best value of a public education while consistently earning the top undergraduate average starting salaries in the country. The average starting salary of our undergraduate Class of 2012 was $68,260. ROTC programs are available to all qualified students who wish to pursue careers in the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, and Air Force.

Students pursuing the U.S. Coast Guard License acquire hands-on training while on the 565-foot training ship, The Empire State VI, that each year crosses the oceans and visits ports internationally.

Students can benefit from over 40 student clubs, 20 division III athletic sports, and the Regiment of Cadets, a structured environment focused on leadership and teamwork.

In 2012 SUNY Maritime College was recognized by the Princeton Review and US News & World Report as a "Best College in the Northeast" and has been designated as a Military Friendly College.

Are you ready for an exciting 4 years of learning, discovery, and leadership development? To find out if a SUNY Maritime College education can launch your life, check out our website at or contact the Office of Admissions at 718-409-7221.

General Information

School type public, coed college
Year founded 1874
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar semester
Setting urban
2012 Endowment $3,348,457


When applying to SUNY Maritime College, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 15. The application fee at SUNY Maritime College is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 57.6 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 57.6%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at SUNY Maritime College is 14:1, and the school has 35.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.3 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 14:1
4-year graduation rate 24%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
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Student Life

SUNY Maritime College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,614, with a gender distribution of 90.3 percent male students and 9.7 percent female students. At this school, 82 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 18 percent of students live off campus. SUNY Maritime College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,761
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

SUNY Maritime College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. SUNY Maritime College also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at SUNY Maritime College, 40 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at SUNY Maritime College.

Students who have cars on campus 40%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At SUNY Maritime College, 55.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid.

Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.

In-state tuition and fees $7,109 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees $16,559 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,444 (2012-13)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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