United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA)

Great Neck, NY

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United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy

United States Merchant Marine Academy Student Essentials

United States Merchant Marine Academy Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Mariners
Nickname: Merchant Marine - Kings Point
Website: www.usmma.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
Retention Rate: 86%
Enrollment: 1,061
Year Established: 1943

About USMMA

The United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, strives to train officers for the United States Merchant Marine, branches of the military or transportation industry who will meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

The academy contains its own Department of Public Works, which helps design, construct, operate and maintain facilities for academy. This ensures students will learn only in the most up-to-date facilities with current technology.

Academics include a rigorous merchant marine officer training program. Right away students will be immersed in maritime life, learning new terms, how to work under pressure and how to successfully manage time.

In the third year, students will be sent to sea for real-world training as they sail routes all over the world and learn self-reliance.

Senior year, students review and refine their skills as they prepare to enter the professional world.

Admissions require students to complete an application and submit an official high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores, three letters of recommendation and a Candidate Fitness Assessment. The application deadline is March 1 of the prior academic year.

Students receive their education, books, room and board and uniforms free of charge. The Federal Government provides for tuition and additional costs. Students are responsible for personal fees, activity fees, cost of transportation and prescribed personal computer.

To be considered for financial aid, students must file a FAFSA.

USMMA Map & Location

United States Merchant Marine Academy
300 Steamboat Rd
Great Neck, NY 11024


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Getting Around USMMA

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

5/10
walk

Transit

Minimal transit. This area doesn't have the greatest public transportation access.

4/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Great Neck, NY

Winter
Dec
44
32
Jan
39
27
Feb
42
29
Spring
Mar
50
35
Apr
61
44
May
71
54
Summer
Jun
81
64
Jul
85
70
Aug
84
69
Fall
Sep
76
62
Oct
65
51
Nov
55
42

USMMA Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 1,031
Freshman Class 342
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,061

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 5%
  • African American: 3%
  • Caucasian: 86%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 1%
Latino 5%
African American 3%
Caucasian 86%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 1%

Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%
Full-Time 0%
Part-Time 100%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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