Maine Maritime Academy, as its name implies, is not for every student. But for those interested in engineering and marine science, the school is top-notch, offering a hands-on approach that includes lots of practical experience on training ships. About half of the students choose to join the military-style regiments at the school, which require uniforms as well as standing watch and other duties. The training provides a solid career path. The average alum reports earning $66,000 within five years of graduation, 7% more than the average salary reported by grads of schools with a similar emphasis on technical majors. Maine Maritime is not especially selective; the average student scored about 500 on both the math and critical reading SATs, and the school accepts about 80% of applicants. Nor is it very diverse. Only 14% of its students are female; less than 5% are not white. The school, located in a quiet town on Maine’s seacoast, fields 11 Division III teams, including a popular sailing club.
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The buildings are old and the campus "safety" is in the dorm living area far too much. The community is fairly close knit and fun to be around. There is not much in the way to "stuff to do" because the town is so small.
If you want to be an operational engineer, this place is well known in the power and maritime industries. There are other majors, but the license tracks and engineering students are the most successful.