Maine Maritime Academy

146 reviews
  1. Castine, ME
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    C-
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    D-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B+
Maine Maritime Academy is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
New England Football Conference
Address
C3
Castine, ME 04420

Maine Maritime Academy Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
19-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$18,089/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,627/ year
  • $30-48k
    $20,541/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,996/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,045/ year
  • $110k+
    $22,251/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
57%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.7 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.7 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,018Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Male, its is 90 % Male.
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.7 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.13 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Military style living
    50%
  • What I need to succeede
    38%
  • Prison Like
    13%

After Maine Maritime Academy

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$74,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
70%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.8 responses

Reviews

146 reviews
  • Excellent
    13
  • Very Good
    28
  • Average
    68
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    13
The school cares the most about football and basketball (as expected). The facilities reflect this. The locker rooms are highly disproportionate to the numbers of players per team. The locker room size is arranged where the more 'important' sports have larger locker rooms. Overall the facilities are great though. Students occasionally have to be encouraged to attend sports games, but participation in the sports is good. The club sports are a little less well maintained but are still pretty popular. school spirit is pretty high, however, since MMA is the major schools/teams of the sate, it gets overshadowed by the University of Maine.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
When I say it's the best, I mean it's the best for me. MMA is an extremely unique school. It focuses on careers that have to do with shipping. There is the regiment, which is what makes this school militaristic, and to be clear, it is not actually the military, it only simulates it. There are many great activities associated with the regiment, such as drill team, or band. Then, if you decide to become a leader in the regiment, that has it's own great experiences. There are many division 3 sports such as cross country, football, soccer, and lacrosse. There is one division 1 sport which is sailing team, and then there are several club sports such as rugby and ultimate Frisbee. The options at the school make it so there is always something to do. The town of Castine itself where MMA is located has little to offer besides the ocean, but if you get involved in extracurricular activities you will rarely be bored. The school is comprised of about 950 students, about 120 of which are female. Most of the women here are not in the regiment, so those of us that are all get to know each other. The school really encourages each class that comes in to become close shipmates with each other (in the regiment, that is). So you are forced to make friends, and there will always be someone there to help you. The atmosphere of the school, of having shipmates, is what really makes the school worth going to. Yes, you will likely get a high paying job in the shipping industry, but knowing that where ever you go in the whole world, if you meet someone else who went to MMA, you have a friend in that person. The school has a lot to teach about living life and is awesome with hands on learning. There is no where else I would rather spend my first few years after graduating high school.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago
The Greek life at MMA includes only Alpha Phi Omega, which is a co-ed national service fraternity based off of the ideals of the boy scouts. It deals mostly with community service events and fundraising to support these events. There are very few parties and they are generally pretty low key and include only members. There is no house for it and not everyone on campus has even heard of it.
  • College Freshman
  • 10 months ago