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Reviews 58 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Very safe community. Guy-to-girl ratio is 10-to-1 so women have a tougher time of it, but that isn't to say that there aren't many women succeeding at USMMA. Many resources are available should a safety or personal concern arise.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: USMMA has a great alumni association that are willing to help anyone interested. Employers will hold a job fair on campus for juniors and seniors to look into potential career opportunities. A good portion of graduates will be employed prior to graduation

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: All students live on-campus in old sandstone buildings in a barracks-like arrangement. You are assigned to a company which dictates which building you live in. Takes away the headache of having to try and find housing but also not ideal living quarters.

4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: USMMA is unique and sometimes challenging because classes are taught at an accelerated pace. Each trimester students take up to 20 credits. Students spend 11 out of 12 months at school with few and short breaks. However, the rigorous academics and schedule students endure are small prices to pay for a valuable degree and multiple well-paying job opportunities in the maritime industry following graduation.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: some teachers deserve more and care for their students, but it seems like some are just there for a check

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: ATRs and Naval Science Dept. ensure that everyone graduating receives a commission and a job. Alumni Network is very helpful and supportive

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: no crime on campus. entrances guarded by security guards

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: on campus housing is provided

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: athletic funding is clearly greater that academic funding. this can be shown by the quality of classrooms compared to the gym.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: everyone is a very hard worker and it is very hard to keep up at times, but with help from classmates, you make it through.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Lacking... getting better, but lacking for sure..

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Some professors are good, some bad.. it all depends on who you have.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Awesome! Everyone is guaranteed a job and commission upon graduation.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: We live in barracks, so this is a different situation than most.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: Very little support and interest go towards the athletic programs, especially considering Mids are required to attend them.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Kings Point is a pretty tough place to get through. The military lifestyle makes some things pretty tough, but the education is worth it in the end.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Being a service federal academy you have a lot more responsibilities then other college students do. With a trimester based schedule the academics are very rigorous. Also, the strict regimental lifestyle you have to adhere by. What makes this school more unique than others is the sea year requirement you are required to do sophomore and junior year. There you can grow you technical abilities in the maritime industry with hands on experience . I enjoy playing soccer for the academy. If I had to choose I would more then likely still choose to go here because of all the opportunities it gives you upon graduation.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a rigorous school because of the strict regiment environment and fast pace academic trimester system. As freshmen in college or known as a "plebe" in the regiment, they are required to experience a "boot camp" experience called "Indoctrination". The boot camp was my favorite experience because it opened opportunities to act out as a leader and work with the platoon to establish cohesion. We would have to do certain things such as learning the academy's knowledge, cleaning the academy, rifle drilling, and motivating each other during physical training as one unit. The academy is located near New York City and has a beautiful waterfront, where students are given the opportunity to get a hands on experience to work with the ships' engines and work on the bridge. There are also sail boats such as dinghies and other boats to try out sailing. The Merchant Marine Academy also has military options for students, who want to serve active duty, they can apply for military occupation slots similar to the other federal service academies. On the graduation side, the school is provides an abundant amount of opportunities after graduation such as serving in any military branches or choosing to sail as a Merchant Marine under the Department of Transportation. There are two majors, Deck and Engine, and these majors are guaranteed to give students a job because of the technical skills compared to other colleges. I chose to attend this college because of the multiple options and the selection between two majors. This school is very tough and teaches time management, balance with extra-curricular activities, classmate collaboration, and it challenges me to improve, excel, find multiple ways and want to succeed in every class.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The opportunities that stem from this major are endless.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Very demanding academically, with the worst professors.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: Military academy keeps everyone in line

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: You don't get to choose from a variety rather its a set menu for the entire school.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: This school is on government property so security is pretty tough.

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2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is a majority of guys here on campus, women are not as populous

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3 College Freshman

Parking: Not very many people have cars here, spots fill quickly though.

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