Maine Maritime Academy: Narrative Description

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Castine, ME 04420
Tel: (207)326-4311
Free: 800-227-8465
Admissions: (207)326-2215
Fax: (207)326-2515
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State-supported, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Founded 1941. Setting: 35-acre small town campus. Endowment: $16 million. Total enrollment: 861. Faculty: 66 (50 full-time, 16 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 745 applied, 65% were admitted. 25% from top 10% of their high school class, 42% from top quarter, 74% from top half. Full-time: 747 students, 17% women, 83% men. Part-time: 99 students, 8% women, 92% men. Students come from 37 states and territories, 8 other countries, 48% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 0.3% black, 0.3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 18% 25 or older, 80% live on campus, 0.4% transferred in. Retention: 80% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; trade and industry; business/marketing. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement, independent study, distance learning, double major, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at International Association of Maritime Universities. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Naval.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, physical examination, SAT or ACT. Recommended: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 7/1, 12/20 for early decision. Notification: 1/1 for early decision.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $15. State resident tuition: $5960 full-time, $200 per credit hour part-time. Nonresident tuition: $11,700 full-time, $380 per credit hour part-time. Mandatory fees: $1085 full-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to program. Part-time tuition varies according to program. College room and board: $6400. College room only: $2300. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. New England Regional annual tuition cost: $8,940.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group. Social organizations: 30 open to all; coed fraternity; 6% of eligible men and 25% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Alpha Phi Omega, Yacht Club, Outing Club, Social Council, drill team. Major annual events: Parents' Weekend, Homecoming, Ring Dance. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, student patrols. College housing designed to accommodate 625 students; 650 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Option: coed housing available. Nutting Memorial Library with 177,800 books, 382 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 40 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

The French erected the first fort here in 1613, but the first permanent settlement was made by the English in 1760. Fort George, partially restored, is maintained as a memorial today. Castine is on south central coast of Maine, 35 miles south of Bangor.

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