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Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy, as its name implies, is not for every student. But for those interested in engineering, transportation, and marine science, the school is top-notch, offering a hands-on approach that includes lots of practical experience on training ships. With just under 1,000 students and a roughly 80% acceptance rate, the academy isn't especially selective. The student body is mostly male and mostly white, and over half of students choose to join the Regiment of Midshipmen, which requires uniforms as well as standing watch and other duties. The training provides a solid career path: Recent grads report above-average earnings. Students report that the Maine Maritime Academy feels safe and the community is tight, although they also lament that the cooking is lacking. The school, located in a quiet town on Maine's seacoast, fields Division III teams in sports like basketball, cross country, sailing and soccer. Greek life is minimal, but there are tons of aquatic-themed organizations students can join -- check out the Propeller Club, Fishing Club or Yacht Club.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$27,900
% of students who get any grants
64%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$20,600
Average price for low-income students
$16,400
admissions
Acceptance rate
76%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1040/23
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
1,016
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
72%
% of need met
43%
% of students who get merit* grants
5%
Average merit grant
$4,369
student success
Graduation rate
62%
Average time to a degree
4.4 years
Average student debt
$27,000
Average salary within 3 years
$63,300
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
46%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Oct 30
Regular application
rolling

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

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

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

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

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