Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy

The Maine Maritime Academy was officially created on March 21, 1941. This nautical training institute and public, postsecondary college is located on a 35-acre campus in Castine, Maine. It was placed on the list of the nation's top baccalaureate colleges by the U.S. News & World Report in 2009.

The Maine Maritime Academy offers more than 15 undergraduate and graduate majors. Students can choose from associate's, bachelor's, and master's degree programs in subjects like small craft design, small vessel operations, marine engineering operations, marine systems engineering, global supply chain management, and international business and maritime management. These programs are offered through the following academic divisions of MMA:

  • Corning School of Ocean Studies
  • Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics
  • Thompson School of Marine Transportation

The athletics teams of the Maine Maritime Academy are known as the Mariners. MMA is a member of the North Atlantic Conference in the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III, and the New England Football Conference. Its teams participate in sports like basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and volleyball.

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Contacting Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy
Castine , ME 04420-0001
General Phone: (207) 326-2206

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Maine Maritime Academy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering85naval and marine engineering, systems engineering
Transportation42merchant marine officer
Business and Management25international business, business and related services
Engineering Technician16engineering technician
Science10biological and biomedical sciences
Liberal Arts1interdisciplinary studies

Number of programs and degrees for Maine Maritime Academy in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1667
Associate's degree41
Master's degree91

Maine Maritime Academy Student Body

In 2007-2008, Maine Maritime Academy had a total enrollment of 901 students (917 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 82%
Women 18%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 95%
Black 0%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
18-19 30%
20-21 38%
22-24 24%
25-29 5%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Hampshire6%
Rhode Island1%
New Jersey1%

Maine Maritime Academy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %

Maine Maritime Academy Room and Board (2007)

Maine Maritime Academy offers campus housing for 630 of its 917 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Castine, Maine for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Maine Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Maine Maritime Academy Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450560
SAT Math480570
SAT Writing430550
ACT Verbal1522
ACT Math1725
ACT Composite1825

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT95%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT22%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Maine Maritime Academy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 9,605
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,905
Room and board $ 8,000
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Maine Maritime Academy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 204400)

Maine Maritime Academy Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football New England Football Conference
Basketball North Atlantic Conference
Track North Atlantic Conference

Maine Maritime Academy Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Systems Engineering

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Liberal Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other

Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer

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Maine Maritime Academy Highlights

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What Sets Maine Maritime Academy Apart:

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Male % of student body
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 6%Maine Maritime Academy Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in engineering technician
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 8%Maine Maritime Academy % of degrees in engineering technician
% of degrees in transportation
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Top 16%Maine Maritime Academy % of degrees in transportation
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
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Top 16%Maine Maritime Academy Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Number of students
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Top 17%Maine Maritime Academy Number of students
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 18%Maine Maritime Academy Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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