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About Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Located at the mouth of the scenic Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers seven majors: Marine Transportation, International Maritime Business, Marine Science, Safety, and Environmental Protection, Emergency Management, and three Engineering programs - Energy Systems, Facilities, and Marine Engineering. All students participate in hands-on learning experiences such as our annual sea term, co-ops, experiential learning courses, internships and civic engagement. The ultimate goal: preparing cadets for a career. Cadets gain knowledge and experience during their undergraduate studies that affords them the opportunity for immediate employment after graduation. The Academy also includes the unique experience for students to be members of the Regiment of Cadets. The Regiment includes high standards of conduct, regimental-style uniforms, and structured days. The Regiment is balanced with NCAA and ECAC Division III athletics, as well as, clubs, club sports and intramural.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a public, state school in an small town setting in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Massachusetts Maritime Academy was founded in 1891 and now enrolls around 1,637 students a year, including 1,538 undergrads.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers housing for up to 1,615 students. Most students live off campus, either in nearby housing that is not owned by the college, or

Massachusetts Maritime Academy's endowment was valued at $44,907,583 in 2021. The institution spends around $10,098 for each full-time student enrolled. There are 14 Massachusetts Maritime Academy undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar 4-1-4 (2 long terms separated by a month-long mini-term)
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Average GPA 3.3
Mean ACT score 24
Mean SAT score 1109
In-State Tuition $1,890
Out-of-State $17,010

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Massachusetts Maritime Academy is on November 15, 2021, which is coming up soon!

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Massachusetts Maritime Academy. The acceptance rate at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 92%. In 2021, 726 out of 785 total applicants were accepted. ### Massachusetts Maritime Academy Waitlist 2021

Massachusetts Maritime Academy reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Massachusetts Maritime Academy?

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, applicants must submit the following items.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Other Requirements minimum college GPA 2.5 if transferring 12-23 credits, minimum college GPA 2.0 for more than 24 transferable credits
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.3 /4.0. Admitted students have a mean score of 1109 on the SAT. The mean ACT score for Massachusetts Maritime Academy students is 24.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Waitlist

Massachusetts Maritime Academy reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Massachusetts Maritime Academy Test Optional?

Massachusetts Maritime Academy does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 93% submitted the SAT. 13% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Yes! Massachusetts Maritime Academy provides on-campus housing for up to 1,615 students.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy students are active in the school's Student Government, Intramurals and Regimental Leadership. Emery Rice Day, Homecoming/Ring Dance, and and Change of Command are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Financial Aid at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy meets 71% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Massachusetts Maritime Academy full-time are awarded $19,738 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Massachusetts Maritime Academy a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

About 87% of students who start at Massachusetts Maritime Academy come back the next year. Out of the 321 students who started at Massachusetts Maritime Academy as first-time freshman, 220 graduate within four years.

Around 85% of students who started at Massachusetts Maritime Academy earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $34,914 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Massachusetts Maritime Academy sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Massachusetts Maritime Academy a good school for you?

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Where is Massachusetts Maritime Academy Located?

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is located in the small town setting of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, less than an hour from Boston and Providence.

If you want to see Massachusetts Maritime Academy for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Buzzards Bay, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International, T.F. Green.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Massachusetts Maritime Academy and Buzzards Bay are like without leaving home.

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Massachusetts Maritime Academy is Apr 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Massachusetts Maritime Academy is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Massachusetts Maritime Academy ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 24. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1180


Math SAT Range

520 - 595


Reading SAT Range

510 - 590

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1180 and Above


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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Massachusetts Maritime Academy students is 1109. Applicants with SAT scores of 1180 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1180 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is like? There are approximately 1,637 students enrolled at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, including 1,538 undergraduate students and 99 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 78% percent are from MA and 22% percent of students are from other states.


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