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Reviews 149 total reviews with an average rating of 2.9

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Profesors for general education are not good. Professors for major specific classes are excellent.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: 99% job placement within 6 months of graduation

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Very difficult. High standards. Hard to get tranfer credits accepted.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Freshman recieve a good presentation on the dangers.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is non-existent because the school is regimented and para-military.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are great resources with health services, campus police, and people standing watch. However, there is no tolerance for this sort of behavior and there have been almost zero incidents.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors are mostly very open, very knowledgeable in their fields and are willing to help you. Class sizes are typically 10-20. Most of them are traditional style of teaching, lecture and note taking. However some teachers do "reverse-style".

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The career services department is great. They are really helpful in assisting students. There are amazing cooperative opportunities that everyone takes part in and there are career fairs that most people attend with hundreds of employers from around the country that come specifically to hire Maritime Cadets.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: With Division 3 athletics its not a great place to go for athletics. There are no scholarships for athletes so the school does not really recruit for such things. It is geared towards academics more than anything

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I absolutely love the school. The regiment and the lifestyle is a perfect fit for me. The structure of the regiment, the challenging classes, and all of the learning opportunities allow me to get the best out of my learning.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are used more as a distraction for heavy coarse loads and the regiment. They are fun for the athletes but there is not a fan following unless it is a big which is when you see 70% of the school standing on the bleachers. We also have many rising club teams run by students that are doing very well.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The opportunities I now have now that I am a cadet at MMA are amazing and the structure really helps me focus on my studies. In addition to the hands on learning and experienced staff, I have made the best relationships with other cadets of all ages and majors because of the requirement to live on campus and the orientation we are required to go through. Maritime was the best decision I could have made.

1 College Junior

Drug Safety: We are a dry campus and drug testing is a frequent occurrence, so that leaves little to no trace of fun stemming from drug use. Many cadets have figured out a system to stealthily drinking int their rooms because they understand that getting caught results in immediate punishment and possibly expulsion from the school.

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1 College Junior

Party Scene: The night life is very disappointing, but students are either too involved in their studies and don't have the time to go out, or they are too young to go to the one bar available down the street. The campus is dry and doesn't tolerate any drinking or smoking.

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1 College Junior

Party Scene: There are absolutely NO parties at school seeing as the only housing opportunity is in the one dorm building or the ship.

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1 College Junior

Diversity: Most cadets come from the same background and that is mostly influenced by the area they grew up in (coastal towns).

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4 College Junior

Academics: The academy is becoming increasingly more difficult because of the desire to send out the best of the best into the work force. We have built up a very good reputation in the maritime world, and the faculty and staff only want to build on that. With that comes tougher professors, and a greater workload set with higher standards. Many kids attend this school to come out with a degree that pays a lot of money, so they are willing to make their major their life for four years in order to be able to enjoy the rest of their lives being financially stable while doing what they love to do. The professors expect five to ten hours a week of studying for their class a week, and do not hold back when testing you on if you had fulfilled their study requirements. These professors are professionals in their fields and have years upon years of experience under their belts and only want the best cadets to represent them upon graduation. This regimented academy does not offer an easy college lifestyle, but it is very rewarding in the end.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus police are everywhere you turn. Walking around campus, you will find that one out of three cars will have an orange slip on it. The cadets are aware of the severity of their punishments, so the campus is quiet most of the time. Campus police have nothing better to do than give illegally parked cars tickets.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I had attended three other schools prior to attending MMA, and in choosing this school, I have opened doors the my future are career options that no other school had offered to me before. Within my first semester, I had accomplished more than I had in the previous three years at other colleges because of the lifestyle. There are no chances to goof off and act irresponsibly, and I am thankful I had the chance to grow an appreciate for that by attending your "typical college" where drinking and smoking was all anyone did in their spare time. I became very involved on campus taking on squad leader position, becoming a Navy midshipman, being cross-country captain, all while studying hard as a marine transportation major. Many cadets complain of the lifestyle at Maritime because most of the student body is male and the night life in non-existent, but if you ask any graduate if they were thankful they had attended Mass Maritime, almost every single one of them will say they are so thankful they had attended.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Businesses value the structure and discipline that the academy instills in their students and that is why they are willing to pay the big bucks to hire fresh graduates.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is mandatory as a full-time student because of regimental standards. Every morning, students are required to attend morning-formation at 0720 right before the start of classes at 0800. Failure to meet the standards stated in the reggie manual will result in disciplinary actions for those cadets. Something so simple as not shaving before morning formation or not shining one's shoes to satisfaction will result in a "tap sheet." The campus is a dry non-smoking campus, which limits the activities if they weren't already limited enough, especially being a sailor. Sea term however, allows cadets to smoke as much as they want out at sea, and drink their days away when at port so long as they are able to walk up the gangway at the end of the night. On land, the long days are filled with regimental responsibilities and endless hours of studying for most cadets.

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2 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are put on the back burner at Mass Maritime for obvious reasons. The average cadet runs on 5-6 hours of sleep every night and finds themselves spending every spare hour hitting the books. Their lifestyle leaves them little time to carve out a few hours out of their day to meet their mandatory practice time as an athlete. Most kid's use that extra hour or two to hit the small and overcrowded weight room to "get big." With the help of the new athletics director, the athletics department is undergoing changes to better their facilities and programs, so there are improvements being made.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: In order to make the most of your experience at Mass Maritime, you need to be prepared for a lifestyle that you have never experienced before. Located in the blue collar coastal town of Buzzards Bay, Mass Maritime sits on a beautiful, isolated piece of land at the tail end of the Cape Cod Canal. Waking up every morning at the crack of dawn to clean toilets, mop floors, and taking out trash and later, being forced to sit in their rooms for two hours at the end of the night to study isn't what the typical freshmen looks foreword to at their first year of college. The school offers leadership positions within the academy for cadets that have built up appropriate and dedicated reputations over the years of attending. If you were to step foot on the campus, you would realize that the cadets run the academy by serving on honorary boards, training the incoming freshmen, and running the training ship. Offering maritime business, marine safety and environmental protection, emergency management, and facilities engineering as non-liscense majors in addition to marine engineering as well as marine transportation as license majors, narrows down the type of applicants that get admitted into the school. This administration specializes in studies centered around marine occupations, and therefore offers courses and opportunities that no other school offers. As for the night life during the week, Cadets tend to culminate in TJ's, a small run down bar just a little over a mile from MMA. As for weekends, the schools becomes almost like a ghost town with the exception of cadets obligated to stay, whether they are from out of town, on weekend watch, or for disciplinary reasons. It takes a special person to choose this school as an 18 year-old fresh out of high school, but the job placement when coming out at 21 years old earns most graduates up to six figures, but is definitely well earned after attending the unique and regimented lifestyle at Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: Im surprised you didn't include THC in your list.

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1 College Junior

Party Scene: Almost barren.

Cadets go to other colleges to party.

There are a few local bars, but that's about it.

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