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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is April 15 and the application fee is $50.

Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions Stats at a Glance

Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2021 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Mean SAT Score 1109
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 93%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 13%

Considering Applying Early to Massachusetts Maritime Academy?

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

Mark your calendar!

The Early Action deadline is November 15, which is coming up fast!

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How Hard Is It To Get Admitted to Massachusetts Maritime Academy?

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a moderately difficult school to get into. Massachusetts Maritime Academy evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Massachusetts Maritime Academy accepted 92% of students, around 726 of the 785 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Massachusetts Maritime Academy, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

What Does Massachusetts Maritime Academy Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Very Important
First Generation Considered
Interview Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Massachusetts Maritime Academy must submit the following items. Double check with Massachusetts Maritime Academy's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
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

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Massachusetts Maritime Academy?

Students admitted to Massachusetts Maritime Academy have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2021, 93% of Massachusetts Maritime Academy's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 13% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Massachusetts Maritime Academy?

To be competitive with other Massachusetts Maritime Academy applicants, you should strive to earn between 1030 and 1180 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Massachusetts Maritime Academy 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1180 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Massachusetts Maritime Academy student is 1109.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Massachusetts Maritime Academy students scored 595 or higher and 75% of students scored 510 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Massachusetts Maritime Academy students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 510 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Massachusetts Maritime Academy?

To be most competitive at Massachusetts Maritime Academy, you should strive to earn between 20 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Massachusetts Maritime Academy's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Massachusetts Maritime Academy students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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Transferring to Massachusetts Maritime Academy

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Massachusetts Maritime Academy during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Massachusetts Maritime Academy?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Does Massachusetts Maritime Academy accept transfer credits?

Massachusetts Maritime Academy accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Massachusetts Maritime Academy accepts:

  • CLEP subject tests
  • Life Long Learning Credit
  • ACE recommendations for credit

Does Massachusetts Maritime Academy accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

Massachusetts Maritime Academy accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Massachusetts Maritime Academy?

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Massachusetts Maritime Academy's acceptance rate?

Massachusetts Maritime Academy's acceptance rate is 92%.

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Massachusetts Maritime Academy? Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a somewhat selective institution. The Massachusetts Maritime Academy acceptance rate is 92%. This means that the institution accepts 92 out of every 100 applicants.



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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

Massachusetts Maritime Academy ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


20 to 28


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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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SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1180 and Above


1030 to 1180


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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.32. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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