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Merchant Marine Academy - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data

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United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy

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Merchant Marine Academy Description:

The United States Merchant Marine Academy or USMMA is one of five undergraduate service academies in the country (along with Annapolis, West Point, the United States Air Force Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy). The academy is located in Kings Point, New York, on the northern shore of Long Island. All students train in subject areas related to shipping and transportation. Students who attend USMMA have their room, board and tuition covered, but they will have at least a five year service requirement upon graduation. Applicants need a letter of nomination from a member of the U.S. Congress.

Admissions Data (2012):

  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for USMMA
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  • All candidates must have completed four credits of English, three of math, and one of either chemistry or physics. Four credits of math and both chemistry and physics is preferred.
  • Test Scores -- Minimum Requirements
    • SAT Critical Reading: 510
    • SAT Math: 560
    • SAT Writing: used for placement
    • ACT Composite: 23
    • ACT English: 21
    • ACT Math: 24

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,012 (987 undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 86% Male / 14% Female
  • 100% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

Tuition, room and board, uniforms and books are covered by the United States Government. However, students are required to cover the cost of a computer, activity fees, laundry, transportation and spending money.

Note: In exchange for the majority of college expenses, students will have at least five years of service requirements upon graduation.

Merchant Marine Academy Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 22%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 9%
    • Loans: 16%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $3,768
    • Loans: $3,524

Most Popular Majors:

All students study an area of transportation science, marine engineering or nautical science.

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 86%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 67%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics
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