Maine Maritime Academy

C3, Castine, ME

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Maine Maritime Academy provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Castine, ME and publically funded. The low student to teacher ratio and access to faculty and teachers are due primarily to the limited enrollment, approximately 950 students, maintained by Maine Maritime Academy.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Maine Maritime Academy offers:

  • Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Marine Science, Merchant Marine Officer
  • International Business
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions office. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken in order to apply to this school. Scores in a range of 18 - 24 on the ACT or 900 - 1110 on the SAT are needed to increase the chance of acceptance. 64% of students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 47% choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The tuition at Maine Maritime Academy varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay approximately $12,000 per year and out-of-state residents are charged $23,000 for the year. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $3,900 for the year. Students enrolled at Maine Maritime Academy may be eligible for aid which is usually loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Maine Maritime Academy Mariners participate in several athletic programs, within the NCAA organization. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates Maine Maritime Academy accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Maine Maritime Academy has a total student population of about 1,000, where graduate students make up roughly 20% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $21,100. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State Tuition: $9,800-$12,000
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $22,000-$26,800
  • Charges per unit:
    • In-State: $330-$400 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $740-$890 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid91%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships51%$5,071
Receiving Student Loans82%$12,917
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Maine Maritime Academy may provide services to students like:

  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

Maine Maritime Academy has a very high graduation rate when compared to other similar schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years53%
Graduating in 5 Years19%
Graduating in 6 Years2%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Maine Maritime Academy is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (North Atlantic Conference)
  • Football (New England Football Conference)
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Maine Maritime Academy by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies


Engineering Technology

Interdisciplinary Studies

    Transportation and Materials Moving

    Contact Information

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