Buzzards Bay, MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy


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Recent Reviews

Kyle
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's pretty. From the sunsets over the bay, to the sunrise behind the Bourne Bridge, to the Training ship's imposing presence...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's pretty. From the sunsets over the bay, to the sunrise behind the Bourne Bridge, to the Training ship's imposing presence. The reflection area near the sea is breathtaking, and there's often people there meditating. The weather is good for most of the year, or as much as anybody could ask in New England. Large ships of all types float quickly by on the canal, and fishermen are ever-present. I appreciate the regimented lifestyle for keeping me honest, and the competitive attitude for keeping me constantly busy, from 0630 until my head hits the pillow at 2300.

Joe
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think this school isn't for one type of person or another. The diversity in philosophies and reasons for being here is trul...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think this school isn't for one type of person or another. The diversity in philosophies and reasons for being here is truly daunting, and something I still haven't fully comprehended. If I were to generalize the cadets here at the Mass Maritime Academy, I would say that we all possess a drive to get things done to the best of our ability. Some want to get whatever needs to be done right away, others go at much slower, more cautious pace. There's also a drive to make sure that everyone here is part of regiment, and not just on paper. The fraternity, and general respect for one another is something I'm hard pressed to find anywhere else. We all share a common experience as freshmen during our orientation, and we all endure the same struggles of regimentation and rigorous studies. It brings us closer together, which in turn helps us keep each other going in times of struggle or hardship. So I would say my opinion of Mass Maritime is a very good one, and I hope those both in class and in the future will feel the same.

Aoife
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back to my high school self and offer one piece of advice, I would tell myself to not worry so much. During th...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I could go back to my high school self and offer one piece of advice, I would tell myself to not worry so much. During the start of my senior year, a lot of my class mates had a solid list of the colleges that they were going to apply to. I did not have a clue where I wanted to go to college. I was very worried about whether or not I was going to make the right choice about where I was going to study. I never had a "top choice" and listening to my friends talk about theres made me regret spending more time touring different universities. What I've learned after my first year is that there is no shame in transfering if the college you choose did not work out. Your freshman year you mostly take general educational classes and those credits will transfer with you. Therefore you are not loosing much if you transfer, if anything you gain knowledge about yourself and how you deal with certain situations and which environment is the best for you.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish that someone had told me not to worry so much about the regiment and that it is very managble with a positive attitude.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

That I will graduate and be able to get a job in the field that I studied. Also that I will not be in as much debt as my friends that are going to private universities.

Ditwan
Describe the students at your school.

I don't have an answer to this questuon because I do not start until next month.

Describe the students at your school.

I don't have an answer to this questuon because I do not start until next month.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Instead of working long hours and weeks making money a bigger priority, you should have woke up on time to make it to your first hour class, try harder and get help when you didn't understand the work, don't settle for the easier classes just to graduate push yourself to the limits because the education you learn in high school will help you get in a better place of study. Most of all when you start college pick your career and stay focus on your goals until its finish.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Since I have not started yet, the only answer I can truely give you, is the cost of it for out of region students. I Say this because its more than &10,000 more in tuition.

Andrew
What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that does not like to listen and follow orders from other people.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that does not like to listen and follow orders from other people.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

The only frustrating thing that I have gotten used to is getting up at 6:30AM every morning to go to morning formation.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to go to Mass Maritime Academy and stay disciplined with my school work. The academy will keep me away from trouble and on the right path to success. I would also tell myself to follow what you think is right and to think outside the box. Always keep an open mind and always have a great attitude toward life. Point out the positive traits in others as well as yourself to remind you how good you are and how great you can be. Law of Attraction.

Jake
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

parents, let your kids decide where they fit best the school you went to isnt always the best for them. this is their time to...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

parents, let your kids decide where they fit best the school you went to isnt always the best for them. this is their time to get out and experience being away from home and finding themselves. students, make the best of it, college will fly by dont be nervous to try new things and branch out. i go to a military academy and my time is flying, i never thought i would say it but it really has

What's unique about your campus?

my school offers more than any other in the country for jobs in our fields, especially for engineers. we are a small but well known school in the maritime industry and continue to excell during the economic crisis. we give up four years of college life to work hard but then get to party hard while everyone else is working after school

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

for some the fact that mass maritime is a military academy is bad. there is no college life at mma thats one of the things youll have to give up for four years.

Benjamin
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pick something you want to do and want to go to. Smaller campuses seem to be better for the learning side of things.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Pick something you want to do and want to go to. Smaller campuses seem to be better for the learning side of things.

What's unique about your campus?

The small classes and amount of office hours the professors offer.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who doesn't mind a militaristic lifestyle and likes what they are doing.

Jarad
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

MMA is very challenging because it is regimented and has a tuff course load, but the career opportunities after graduation ar...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

MMA is very challenging because it is regimented and has a tuff course load, but the career opportunities after graduation are great.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Finding the right college is hard. Most kids do not even know what they want to major in even after being accepted to a college. The best way to find the "right" college for you is to talk to school counslers, friends, and family. Ask their advise on what college they would reccomend and why. Make sure to visit the college you apply to and learn about that college's campus life and job placement comming out of that college. When on a campus visit ask the students there what they think of the school. Also, in my opinion, doing an overnight at the colleges that you can't decide between sometimes can make the decision of what school to go to easier. In order to make the most of your college experience you have to study hard and take part in campus activities. It is very important to make friends in college, and being involved in on-campus activities will help you meet new people. The beginning of college can be hard, If you end up being unhappy with your college at first stick it out for the semester. You might end up loving your choice by the end.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I knew the demands of this school before I came here.

Ammar
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Feels like you're in a prison constantly being observed.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Feels like you're in a prison constantly being observed.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Don't let your kids decided where to go. They need guidance and stability their first year.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Classes you need to take to graudate are quickly filled and only offered at certian times of the year.

brendan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure the college you're applying to actually fits, meaning that you feel comfortable there. if you're an athlete then l...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Make sure the college you're applying to actually fits, meaning that you feel comfortable there. if you're an athlete then look at the facilities, if they aren't right, move on, find one that will fit better. Do what you want for a major, not what your parents tell you

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

the people in charge don't lead effectively

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

we have the best job placement, and the school is affordable

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  • Enrollment
  • 1,677
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $8,004
  • Acceptance rate
  • 80%

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