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United States Merchant Marine Academy

Kings Point, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate22%
Acceptance Rate22%

USMMA Kings Point Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to USMMA Kings Point, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is March 1 and there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to USMMA Kings Point for fall semester should anticipate a decision by April 1.

USMMA Kings Point Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of USMMA Kings Point's admissions stats.

USMMA Kings Point 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 33%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 75%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 75%
Waitlist Yes

United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes March 1 April 1

Considering Applying Early to USMMA Kings Point?

USMMA Kings Point does not offer early decision or early action.

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Is USMMA Kings Point Hard To Get Into?

Getting into USMMA Kings Point is very difficult. USMMA Kings Point evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, USMMA Kings Point accepted 22% of all applicants, around 411 from the 1,855 applicants.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like USMMA Kings Point, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transferring to United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point

For more information on transferring to United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to USMMA Kings Point

USMMA Kings Point has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into USMMA Kings Point?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at USMMA Kings Point

Curious about the factors that are considered by USMMA Kings Point during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

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

Make sure to check with USMMA Kings Point for more information on admission factors.

USMMA Kings Point 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into USMMA Kings Point?

Students admitted to USMMA Kings Point have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 100% submitted a class rank. At USMMA Kings Point 33% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 57% were in the top 25% and 92% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to USMMA Kings Point directly.

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

USMMA Kings Point considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

USMMA Kings Point 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 2019, 75% of USMMA Kings Point's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 75% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for USMMA Kings Point?

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More Information on Transferring to United States Merchant Marine Academy Kings Point

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1. Applicants should hear back by April 1.

Transfer students can enroll in USMMA Kings Point during the following terms:

• Fall Term

USMMA Kings Point Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to USMMA Kings Point?

❌ Students who are admitted to USMMA Kings Point must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does USMMA Kings Point accept transfer credits?

✅ USMMA Kings Point accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to USMMA Kings Point?

✅ USMMA Kings Point is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is USMMA Kings Point's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for USMMA Kings Point is 22%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at USMMA Kings Point?

❌ USMMA Kings Point does not offer early decision.

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USMMA Kings Point Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into USMMA Kings Point? USMMA Kings Point is a very selective institution. The USMMA Kings Point acceptance rate is 22%. This means that the institution accepts 22 out of every 100 applicants.


USMMA Kings Point Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to USMMA Kings Point is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to USMMA Kings Point is Mar 1.

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

USMMA Kings Point ACT Scores


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USMMA Kings Point GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At USMMA Kings Point, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.6. 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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