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Maine Maritime Academy

Castine, ME
www.mainemaritime.edu
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Median SAT/ACT
1025/22
Enrollment
1,018
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.
Costs
Est. Full Price 2016–17
$26,900
% of students who get financial aid
29%
Estimated price for students who receive aid
$21,900
Average price for low-income students
$19,084
Financial Aid
% of students who get need-based aid
61%
% of need met
43%
% of students who get merit aid
5%
Average merit grant
$5,564
Student Success
Est. graduation rate
70%
Average time to degree
4.3 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 5 years
$66,000
Admissions
Acceptance rate
79%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1025/22
Average student debt
$27,000
SAT/ACT required?
yes
Key Deadlines
Early decision
N/A
Regular application
Rolling
Financial aid
N/A

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations.

Maine Maritime Academy also appears onSee What Students Have to Say
The Business and Logic Degree is on the cutting edge of today's economy. There are few schools that have the teachers we have with real work experience who can let us know how business really works both within the United States and abroad.
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.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations.

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