Maine Maritime Academy Admissions

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

The State of Maine - Maine Maritime Academy's training ship
The State of Maine - Maine Maritime Academy's training ship. nightthree / Flickr

Maine Maritime Academy Admissions Overview:

Maine Maritime Academy, with an acceptance rate of 76%, is not a highly selective school. Students will, in general, need decent grades and test scores to be admitted to the school. Interested students will need to submit an application, along with SAT or ACT scores, high school transcripts, and a letter of recommendation. Be sure to visit the school's website for more information about applying, including important dates and deadlines.

Admissions Data (2016):

Maine Maritime Academy Description:

Maine Maritime Academy is a public institution with a professional focus in areas of engineering, management, science and transportation. The 35-acre campus is located on the waterfront in the small town of Castine, Maine, about 40 miles south of Bangor. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, and miles of beautiful coastline are all nearby. Maine Maritime frequently ranks highly among colleges in the Northeast thanks to its strong engineering programs, the co-op opportunities available to undergraduates, and the school's high job placement rates.

This small school has an impressive fleet of 60 vessels including the 500-foot State of Maine. The campus has ROTC options for both Navy/Marine Corps and Army, although fewer than 10% of graduates take a commission in the military. Student life is active with over 25 clubs and organizations. Many of these clubs -- dive club, yacht club, propeller club, sail training club -- take advantage of the college's waterside location.

On the athletic front, the Maine Maritime Academy Mariners compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference for most sports. The academy fields seven men's and six women's intercollegiate sports as well as coeducational sailing teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,045 (1,014 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 85% Male / 15% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $13,078 (in-state); $26,158 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,030
  • Other Expenses: $2,900
  • Total Cost: $27,008 (in-state); $40,088 (out-of-state)

Maine Maritime Academy Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 87%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 55%
    • Loans: 79%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $7,368
    • Loans: $17,546

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: International Business, Marine Engineering, Marine Science.

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 0%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 42%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 62%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing
  • Women's Sports: Lacrosse, Basketball, Volleyball, Sailing, Cross Country

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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