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Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate90%
Acceptance Rate90%

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is April 15 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Application fees can accumulate , but some schools offer free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for fee waiver for their application.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Massachusetts Maritime Academy's admissions stats.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.2
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 9%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 2%
Waitlist No

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 1 ––

Applying Early to Massachusetts Maritime Academy?


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

The Early Action deadline is November 1.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.


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How To Get Into Massachusetts Maritime Academy

It is moderately difficult to get into Massachusetts Maritime Academy. 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 90% of students, approximately 1,002 of the 1,109 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.

Transferring to Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does Massachusetts Maritime Academy Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

What does Massachusetts Maritime Academy consider during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Interview Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Massachusetts Maritime Academy for more information on admission factors.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Application Requirements

To apply to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, all applicants 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)
Interview
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements minimum college GPA 2.5 if transferring 12-23 credits, minimum college GPA 2.0 for more than 24 transferable credits
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing


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

Students admitted to Massachusetts Maritime Academy have an average unweighted GPA of 3.2. Massachusetts Maritime Academy considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

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

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.

In 2022, 9% of Massachusetts Maritime Academy's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Massachusetts Maritime Academy students scored 600 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 19 and 25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Massachusetts Maritime Academy's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 25, and three out of four students scored lower than 25 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Massachusetts Maritime Academy students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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 • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning 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 90%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Massachusetts Maritime Academy?

❌ Massachusetts Maritime Academy does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Massachusetts Maritime Academy?

✅ Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers early action but the school has not provided an acceptance rate.

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

90%

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 90%. This means that the institution accepts 90 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

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ACT Range

19 - 25

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

25 and Above

Good

19 to 25

Avg

19 and Less

Low

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Massachusetts Maritime Academy SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

530 - 600

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Reading SAT Range

510 - 590

Massachusetts Maritime Academy GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.25

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.25. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,538

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

90%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$10,314

Out-of-State

$25,434

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Apr 15
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