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Academics

SUNY Maritime, a college located on the edge of New York City is a "very unique," school that "prepares you to be a professional in the maritime industry," where starting salaries are impressive and-thanks to the school's "strong career placement"-jobs are easy to come by. "SUNY Maritime takes regular kids and, at a reasonable price (especially when compared to other colleges), helps them become skilled professionals with knowledge that can take them to great careers with great companies around the world," beams a mechanical engineering major. "If you wish to work on ships or love the sea, this is the place for you." There's a broad core curriculum. Classes are small and the academic workload can "pile on if you're not careful," especially in the "excellent engineering program." The registration process is "terrible" but professors are "always accessible" and "usually fantastic." They frequently "come straight from the industry" and they "teach in-depth." "Hands-on training" is also an essential aspect of the curriculum. "Graduates are extremely prepared for their job and the real world," brags a naval architecture major. Each summer, for example, qualified students "get to tour foreign ports" as they cruise around the globe on Maritime's training vessel. "I have already gotten to see nine different countries," gloats an electrical engineering major.

Student Body

There's every different ethnicity and background as well as varied socioeconomic classes represented here. There is also a significant number of foreign students. There aren't very many women, though. The typical student at Maritime is a male "in uniform" with a "shaved head" who is looking for a "career on the water." Students at Maritime come primarily from the East Coast. They are "mostly conservative in their beliefs" and "in some sort of physical shape." They are "proud of the school and take pride in why they are here." Despite, "a shared spirit of apathy and loathing" at times, camaraderie remains high. "The uniform acts as an equalizer and people from various backgrounds and social strata tend to form friendships that might otherwise not have occurred," explains a junior.

Campus Life

The civilian program at Maritime offers your basic undergraduate experience. The Regiment of Cadets program, on the other hand, requires you to wear a uniform and live a "quasi-military," "very structured" existence. About 75 percent of the students here choose the regiment. There's no military obligation after you graduate, but it's "four years of hell" just the same. Life is a "daily grind." Cadets "wake up super early" for "formation," for example, and they are subject to room inspections. Schoolwork is difficult and "takes up a lot of free time" for everyone. "During the week, most students do not have much of a personal life," explains a senior. The social scene is a mixed bag. When students are able, they take advantage of "the great city of New York," which is "only 20 minutes away." Sometimes, they "drink like sailors," but only off campus. On campus, most students participate in sports, "either intramural or varsity." Navy and marine ROTC are popular. "We have a gym and there are a bunch of clubs and activities," adds a junior. Life on campus is "pretty boring," though. "There is not much fun to be had," warns a senior. "It's like a World of Warcraft convention some days."

Overview

Applicants
1,449
Acceptance Rate
58%
Average HS GPA
89.00

GPA Breakdown

14%
Over 3.75
24%
3.50 - 3.74
34%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 620
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 570

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Regular — January 31


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
15.7:1
Total Faculty
149
with Terminal Degree
52

120
Men
29
Women
20
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Majors

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other

  • Engineering

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General

  • Transportation and Materials Moving

  • Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Thom Merrell
President General Dynamics American Overseas Marine

John Ferriola
Pres, CEO, Chairman of NUCOR Corp.

Captain Brian McAllister
Chairman, McAllister Towing and Transportation

Captain Robert Johnston
President and Chief Executive Officer (retired), Overseas Shipholding Group

Donald Brennan
Advisory Director of Morgan Stanley & Company

Ted C. Petrone
Vice Chairman, Navios Corporation

David Daly
President, PSEG Long Island

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
52%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$65,200

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$134,000

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$65,400

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$139,000

Percent High Job Meaning
65%

Percent STEM
46%


Students Say

Let's not bury the lede: Maritime College boasts a 90 percent job placement rate for its graduates, assisted by the fact that around 50 percent go on to utilize their license as a merchant marine (others go on to government, military, and private industry positions). The "very specific academic and practical learning" makes graduates highly employable (in both regiment and civilian programs), and employers recognize that Maritime graduates come equipped with life skills "like discipline and chain of command" that can be applied to the real world. Maritime graduates who visited PayScale.com reported an average starting salary of $62,100.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jul 15
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,072

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$3,553

Average Need-Based Loan
$2,160

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$3,524

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$6,670
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$16,320
Required Fees
$1,404
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,210
Transportation for Commuters
$1,200

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,134
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,635
Foreign Countries Represented
14

Demographics

4.55%
Asian
4.31%
African-American
12.61%
Hispanic
70.97%
Caucasian
3.51%
Unknown
1.78%
International

12% female
88% male
24% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
83%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
92%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
63
Number of Honor Societies
1

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
3

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Privateers)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Swimming
Women's Sports (Privateers)
8 Sports

Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Swimming
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Fordham University
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

67/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
7

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
98%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Rohan Howell
Dean of Admissions

Address
6 Pennyfield Ave
Throgs Neck, NY 10465

Phone
718-409-7221

Email
rhowell@sunymaritime.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Fort Schuyler
Empire State VI

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
718-409-7221

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10am and 2pm, Monday - Friday
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
On larger campus tour dates instead of interviews

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Contact Email Address for Visit
mjing@sunymaritime.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
bus JFK International Airport


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