Cal Maritime

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  1. scutrules

    scutrules Member

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    I was wondering in anyone had any information on the campus feel, military lifestyle offered, marine transportation major, and feel of the NRTOC program (which would involve commuting to Cal Berkeley) at Cal Maritime.

    I am seriously considering attending CMA if I do not get into USNA or UCGA, partly because it's so close to home. However, I feel like I have virtually no information about the school and I would love to know more about it.

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  2. mtnro

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    Check out their web page http://www.csum.edu/military/militaryoptions.asp[/URL]. Best wayto find out the 'feel' since you live close is to visit. They have tours M-F 2x a day and will answer questions. Good Luck.
     
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    scutrules, make sure to click on the link for the new website:thumb:. It might answer a few of your questions. But mtnro is correct, a personal visit is your best bet in making a decision.

    My son is a 4/C cadet majoring in mechanical engineering. This semester, he lives on board the Golden Bear Training Ship and will deploy May 1 to American Samoa, New Zealand, Australia, and, finally Hawaii. Pretty neat!

    Cal Maritime is the smallest of the California State Universities with a low faculty to student ratio. It's a great Plan B if you live in the West!
     
  4. scutrules

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    Thank you both for the information. The website helped a ton and showed me that NROTC is not my only option for paying for school. (With the G.I. Bill and in state tuition at CMA, I would be financially set.)

    I am definitely considering CMA as a plan B to a service academy, but would either of you recommend it over a civilian college with NROTC? I applied for the NROTC scholarship, but either way am considering the pros and cons of a civilian school vs. CMA. I am currently very sure that a military career is what I want, I am just not so sure on whether I'd pick, if given the option, Coast Guard or Navy (however, I'm pretty sure I'd be happy in either branch). Any input on that as well?
     
  5. NU81

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    Our son was accepted to Cal Maritime and was seriously considering going until he got an appointment to USMMA. At the time we were living in Reno so it was much closer to home than NY. On our visit I noticed the campus was very small, but they seemed to be doing a lot of construction four years ago. They did tell us that they had the highest percentage of graduates getting jobs in all the Cal State school system. If you want to get into the maritime industry don't pass up USMMA. Our son is a 4th year there and he has had a fantastic experience.
     

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