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Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Buzzards Bay, MA 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate89%

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 89%. Out of 1,019 applications received in 2023, 903 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the regular decision application deadline is April 15 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.3
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
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
Regular Decision Yes 4 15

Considering 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.

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Massachusetts Maritime Academy Admissions

How To Get Into 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 2022, Massachusetts Maritime Academy accepted 89% of all applicants, around 903 from 1,019 applicants.

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.

For Students Waitlisted to Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Massachusetts Maritime Academy?

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 apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Wondering what factors are considered by Massachusetts Maritime Academy 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
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Interview Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

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

Massachusetts Maritime Academy 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements
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 3.3. Massachusetts Maritime Academy considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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 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.

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

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer 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.

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

✅ Massachusetts Maritime Academy is not test optional.

What is Massachusetts Maritime Academy's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Massachusetts Maritime Academy is 89%.

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

❌ Massachusetts Maritime Academy does not offer early decision.

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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 89%. This means that the institution accepts 88 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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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.

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

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Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Apr 15
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