Resources › For Students and Parents Merchant Marine Academy Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More Share Flipboard Email Print Getty Images / Afro Newspaper / Gado For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated October 17, 2017 Merchant Marine Academy Admissions Overview: The USMMA is a selective school, with an acceptance rate of 20%. Students will need to be nominated for admittance, and will need to submit an application as well. Additional required materials include SAT or ACT scores, an essay, letters of recommendation, high school transcripts, and a fitness assessment. For more information, be sure to visit the school's website. Admissions Data (2016): USMMA, Merchant Marine Academy Acceptance Rate: 20%GPA, SAT and ACT graph for USMMAAll candidates must have completed four credits of English, three of math, and one of either chemistry or physics. Four credits of math and both chemistry and physics is preferred.Test Scores - 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 570 / 660SAT Math: 620 / 690SAT Writing: used for placementACT Composite: 26 / 30ACT English: 25 / 29ACT Math: 25 / 29 Merchant Marine Academy Description: The United States Merchant Marine Academy or USMMA is one of five undergraduate service academies in the country (along with Annapolis, West Point, the United States Air Force Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy). The academy is located in Kings Point, New York, on the northern shore of Long Island. All students train in subject areas related to shipping and transportation. Students who attend USMMA have their room, board and tuition covered, but they will have at least a five year service requirement upon graduation. Applicants need a letter of nomination from a member of the U.S. Congress. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 927 (904 undergraduate)Gender Breakdown: 81% Male / 19% Female100% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $1,167Books: $3,262 (why so much?)Other Expenses: $4,000Total Cost: $8,429 Merchant Marine Academy Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 30%Percentage of Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 8%Loans: 17%Average Amount of AidGrants: $3,894Loans: $4,988 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: All students study an area of transportation science, marine engineering or nautical science. Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 93%Transfer Out Rate: 24%4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%6-Year Graduation Rate: 76% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Swimming and Diving, Wrestling, Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field, Football, Basketball, Cross CountryWomen's Sports: Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Lacrosse Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like USMMA, You May Also Like These Schools: United State Naval Academy: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphSUNY Maritime College: Profile USMA - West Point: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHarvard University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNorwich University: Profile Virginia Polytechnic Institute: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphPennsylvania State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of North Georgia: Profile Texas A & M University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphYale University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCornell University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph USMMA Mission Statement mission statement from https://www.usmma.edu/about/mission "To educate and graduate licensed merchant mariners and leaders of exemplary character who will serve America's marine transportation and defense needs in peace and war."