USMMA Ranked in Top 50 Best Colleges in the U.S.

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  1. tankercaptain

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    http://www.thebestschools.org/blog/2012/12/04/50-best-colleges-united-states/


    38. United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, NY)
    The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five undergraduate service academies in the nation, is ranked #3 in the 2013 list of Best Colleges in Regional Colleges (North) by U.S. News & World Report.
    USMMA reports that its graduates have careers in the maritime industry and the armed services, and that many of its graduates become leaders in business and government. Many graduates continue their studies in graduate or professional schools.
    Every student at the academy trains in subject areas related to shipping and transportation. The United States Merchant Marine Academy offers academic programs through the following departments: Humanities, Marine Engineering, Marine Transportation, Mathematics and Science, Naval Science, and Physical Education and Athletics.
    The academy’s Sea Year program places students on a U.S. flag–bearing merchant ship for portions of their sophomore and junior years.
    Established in 1942
    Location: On Long Island Sound, near New York City
    1,000 students (980 undergraduates)
    SAT: Minimal requirements: critical reading: 510; and math: 560 (writing is used for placement)
    19.9% acceptance rate
    83% first-year student retention
    68% four-year graduation rate
    Tuition and room and board covered
    Five-year service requirement upon graduation
    Notable alumni include Sean Connaughton, head of U.S. Maritime Administration; Mark H. Buzby, rear admiral, United States Navy; and Lee A. Kinkaid, president, American Maritime Congress
    Admission: Admission office representatives evaluate applicants’ high school record, class rank, SAT or ACT standardized test scores, history of extracurricular activities, recommendations from school officials, ability to pass a Candidate Fitness Assessment, and evidence of character, leadership, and potential for academic achievement. Applicants are required to obtain a letter of nomination from a member of the U.S. Congress.
    Salary information:
    Bachelor’s degree: $53,738 –$139,962
     
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    Hey tankercaptain. I am happy to see that you may finally appreciate the gift you have been given. If you did in fact graduate from USMMA.
    Keep posting links like this that truly represent the MAJORITY of the graduates and please refrain from attempting to spotlight the aberrations. The good seeds far outweigh the few bad seeds. And I believe you know it!
     
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    I have posted many positive items about Kings Point. If you wish to know my background please PM me. I don't appreciate your post. I'm more than willing to discuss this off line.
     
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    By the way to prove I went to KP. My CO was LT Roth USMS. I was third company but my third class year they merged us with fifth company and we moved from Cleveland Hall to Barry Hall and we became 4th Company. CDR Burnsides was our Battalion Company Officer. I was there when Tommy T got rid of the RBU (my classmate and buddy was still head of it and would get CDs every week). I was also there when Tommy T got rid of lunch and learn one of the few opportunities for jewish midshipman together. I had CAPT Muern for CAORF. My second class year Black Mac gave the circuits exam in G07 the PIT. He was retiring after our final. There was confusion with regards to what class was to be in the PIT. In the end he purposely passed us all as his retirement gift.
    My ATR was Capt Art Finley, may he rest in peace but a horrible ATR. I was there when Matty Bowen got phones in room for upper class men and we got to stop phone watch. Because it was so much fun giving a girl 6 pay phone numbers. Least I forget coming back from sea year and going to the mariner chapel in May of 1995 for Brian Roaches funeral. I don't wish that day on any midshipman. It's not fun having a classmate die especially since it happened during sea year and could have been prevented.
    You want to talk to me PM me.
     
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