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United States Merchant Marine Academy

Kings Point, NY

Regional Colleges North

United States Merchant Marine Academy, also called USMMA or Kings Point, is a public institution founded in 1943. The Academy is located about 20 miles east of New York City in Kings Point, N.Y. Incoming students are known as plebes, and must complete a two-week indoctrination program to prepare them for the Academy lifestyle. The campus covers 82 acres and is home to the American Merchant Marine Museum which features marine art, ship models, and nautical artifacts.

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Quick Facts

300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, NY 11024

2012-2013 Tuition

$1,500 Tuition and Fees


987 undergraduate students
86% male / 14% female


March 1 application deadline
12.4% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: public
Year Founded: 1943

Programs Offered

bachelor's degree, master's degree

Majors Offered

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Systems Engineering, Maritime Studies, Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer, Marine Transportation, Other, Transportation and Materials Moving, Management Science

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 987
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 987
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: N/A
Percent of male undergraduates: 86%
Percent of female undergraduates: 14%
Percent of international undergraduates: 2%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, marching band, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, rifle, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, crew (lightweight), softball, swimming, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball, water polo

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