United States Merchant Marine Academy

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Public, 4-year or above

Faculty

114 Faculty Members | 8:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

There's a certain kind of young man and woman who pursues an education at the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. They are special young people, willing to commit themselves to the demands, stresses and obligations of Academy life. Their reason? They recognize that when they graduate, they will be a step ahead of their friends at traditional colleges.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$1,020

Out of state

$1,020
Graduate

In state

No information

Out of state

No information

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
38%
Did not receive aid
62%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 9.0% $3,482
State/local grants 0.0% $2,761
Institutional grants 0.0% $0
Loans 15.0% $5,414

Pay For College with ROTC

Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) is a college scholarship program that prepares students to become military officers

  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
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Financial aid resources

Paying for college

Learn about different ways to cover costs, incluing financial aid, GI Bills, grants and scholarships

Applying for financial Aid

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • ENGINEERING
    • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of self-propelled, stationary, or towed vessels operating on or under the water, including inland, coastal and ocean environments; and the analysis of related engineering problems such as corrosion, power transfer, pressure, hull efficiency, stress factors, safety and life support, environmental hazards and factors, and specific use requirements. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Systems Engineering
      • 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. See other colleges that offer this major
  • TRANSPORTATION AND MATERIALS MOVING
    • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer
      • 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. See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Full List of Programs

Graduate ProgramsX

  • ENGINEERING
    • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of self-propelled, stationary, or towed vessels operating on or under the water, including inland, coastal and ocean environments; and the analysis of related engineering problems such as corrosion, power transfer, pressure, hull efficiency, stress factors, safety and life support, environmental hazards and factors, and specific use requirements. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Undergraduate acceptance rate

Acceptance rate
22.16%
  • Apply 1,855
  • Accepted 411
  • Attend 279

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$0
Graduate
$125

Undergraduate application requirements

  • High school transcript

    Required
  • High school GPA

    Recommended
  • Recommendation letter

    Required
  • Admissions test
    (SAT or ACT)

    Required
  • TOEFL
    (international students)

    Required
  • Completion of college
    prep program

    Recommended
  • Demonstration of
    competencies

    Not applicable

Average sat scores

Half of the freshman class scored within these ranges. 25% scored lower and 25% scored higher. 2017 data.

Math
Reading

Average act scores

Half of the freshman class scored within these ranges. 25% scored lower and 25% scored higher. 2017 data.

Composite
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
17%
Male Students
83%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian74.15%
  2. Hispanic/Latino9.85%
  3. Asian7.59%
  4. Not Specified3.28%
  5. Black2.56%
  6. American Indian/Alaska Native1.44%
  7. Two Or More Ethnicities0.92%
  8. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0.21%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

936

Undergraduate students

912

Graduate students

24

Attendance breakdown

Full time
98%
Part time
2%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children

Top five largest sports teams

Male sports:
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Soccer
  • Baseball
Female sports:
  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Volleyball
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
Full List of Athletics

Full List of Athletics X

    • Male

    • Football
    • Lacrosse
    • Swimming and Diving
    • Baseball
    • Soccer
    • Wrestling
    • Track and Field, Indoor
    • Track and Field, Outdoor
    • Basketball
    • Track and Field, X-Country
    • Tennis
    • Female

    • Lacrosse
    • Swimming and Diving
    • Track and Field, Indoor
    • Volleyball
    • Track and Field, Outdoor
    • Basketball
    • Track and Field, X-Country
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