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Merchant Marine Academy Admissions

Merchant Marine Academy Admissions

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.

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Admissions Data (2016):

  • USMMA, Merchant Marine Academy Acceptance Rate: 20%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for USMMA
  • All 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 Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 570 / 660
    • SAT Math: 620 / 690
    • SAT Writing: used for placement
    • ACT Composite: 26 / 30
    • ACT English: 25 / 29
    • ACT 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% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $1,167
  • Books: $3,262 (why so much?)
  • Other Expenses: $4,000
  • Total Cost: $8,429

Merchant Marine Academy Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 30%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 8%
    • Loans: 17%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $3,894
    • Loans: $4,988

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: All students study an area of transportation science, marine engineering or nautical science.
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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 Country
  • Women's Sports: Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Lacrosse

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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USMMA Mission Statement

mission statement from //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."