Cal Maritime Academy Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

CSU Maritime Training Vessel
CSU Maritime Training Vessel. Frijole / Wikimedia Commons

Cal Maritime Admissions Overview:

Cal Maritime accepts about two-thirds of those who apply. Admissions to Cal Maritime are holistic, which means that the admissions office looks at more than just grades and test scores--students with work experience, strong writing skills, a range of extracurricular activities, and a varied academic background still have a good chance of being admitted, even if their grades or test scores are below average.

The school's website has all the information you need to know about submitting an application.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Cal Maritime Description:

Cal Maritime, the California Maritime Academy, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. The Cal Maritime curriculum combines traditional classroom instruction with professional training and experiential learning. A unique feature of a Cal Maritime education is a two-month international training cruise on the university's ship, the Golden Bear.

The academy was established in 1929, but it was not until 1996 that it became part of the California State University system. Cal Maritime is the smallest and most specialized of the Cal State schools.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,107 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 83% Male / 17% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $6,808 (in-state); $17,968 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,636 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,670
  • Other Expenses: $2,253
  • Total Cost: $22,367 (in-state); $33,527 (out-of-state)

Cal Maritime Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 67%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 52%
    • Loans: 52%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,223
    • Loans: $7,147

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 85%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 4%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 45%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Rowing, Soccer, Sailing, Water Polo, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Track and Field, Water Polo, Cross Country, Sailing, Rowing, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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