The main campus of California Maritime Academy is in Vallejo, CA (a medium-sized city). The school is a public school. California Maritime Academy offers degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.
The school students most commonly major in a field related to engineering, engineering technician, transportation.
California Maritime Academy does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007-2008, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 460 to 570. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007-2008 had SAT math scores of 480 or more.
The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges. The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at California Maritime Academy are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.
In 2007-2008, the school had 858 enrolled students. Males make up the lion's share of the student body at California Maritime Academy.
Many students at the school live in campus housing. California Maritime Academy makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at California Maritime Academy belong to the California Pacific Conference for major sports.
The school offers comparatively low-priced tuition.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"Mission Statement The mission statement for the Cal Maritime defines our purposes as an organization. Our educational community subscribes to the following statement of what we will do. Our mission is to: Provide each student with a college education combining intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness. Provide the highest quality licensed officers and other personnel for the merchant marine and national maritime industries. Provide continuing education opportunities for those in the transportation and related industries. Be an information and technology resource center for the transportation and related industries. We do not give athletic scholarships."
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