SUNY Maritime College

Throggs Neck, NY, USA

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SUNY Maritime College

3.33 Average Rating

Drew from Tully, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
There are numerous opportunities for students to take advantage of on and off campus. The school is for individuals who have a very good idea of what they want to do in the future. Also, graduates are benefit from an enormous alumni base and most are employed soon after they finish.
Tips for prospective students
Prepare yourself for a very structured lifestyle if you join the Regiment of Cadets.
Academic Rigor
The STCW classes are a bit on the challenging side of the average college curriculum, but most classes are not devastatingly difficult.
Dorm Life
Students are varied and interesting, and campus is close to the city. Not much happening on campus most of the weekends.
Food and Dining
The food service is not the best, but the staff is nice.
What to do for fun
Campus is less than an hour from Manhattan, so anything you want to do is available.
Bang for the buck
Excellent return on investment.
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Courtney from Bay Shore, NY

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
When I look at this open box, I am trying to think about how I can even begin to tell you what I've learned at Maritime so far. I am entering my junior year here at the military-lifestyle college. To begin, I guess I should start with the people here at Maritime. The people and the friendships that I have come across have been like nothing I have ever experienced. The boys here are one of a kind, and they will have your back from the very first day of indoc until the day you die. You are forced to be with one another, whether it be on land or in the middle of the ocean, and for some reason it creates a bond. I have learned so much with these friendships alone, I cannot even begin to explain it. You learn respect, tough love, kindness, appreciation, laughter, and how to have one hand for a shipmate. As far as the experience part; Maritime has shown me the world. I have been here for only two years, yet I have seen places no one has even heard of. I have been to Newfoundland, France, Malta, Ireland, Russia, Denmark, Latvia, and Poland. I have seen Spain, Africa, Gibraltar, the Azores, Sweden, Scotland, Sicily, Italy, Canada, and England. I have learned about different people and their cultures. I have learned more about ship life then I can even begin to describe in this tiny box. I have learned about the maritime industry, international trade, the weather, the ocean, the maritime business, our military, how to fight fires, how to save lives, how to launch life boats, how to drive a ship that is 600 ft long, how to tie a million different knots, how to wear a uniform the correct way, how to keep my rack tight enough so a quarter can bounce off of it, and so much more. Maritime is truly one of a kind college and you will come out with so much experience; in friendships, in the working industry, and just in life in general.
Am enjoying being here
This is not a normal college. I do not know what a normal college night is because I do go to Maritime. I am a girl here, one of 26 in my class, and it is not easy. This is not an easy school by any means! But do not let it discourage you. The first year here being a freshman is the hardest! You will not enjoy it, but you will learn from it and appreciate it later on. Your days will be occupied by PT-ing at 0500, followed by breakfast, room inspections, formation, classes, regimental activity, dinner, mandatory study hours, and TAPS. This will be difficult but it will provide you with a structured life that will help you later on in the work field. On another note, the summer sea terms that are required for all USCG licensed cadets will be awesome! You will explore different countries, different people, and a different way of life. For anyone planning to ship out, or even if you just love the water, this is a great experience!
Bang for the buck
I have not graduated Maritime yet, so I personally can not speak for myself. However, I have friends that graduated and from what I've heard, what they tell you is true! You will be graduating with USCG license, a major, and maybe even a minor. You will be taken for a job over a civilian who is applying because you have a structured background. One of my friends just graduated in May and he was hired by MSC (Military Sealift Command); his starting salary is $110,000 per year, plus Navy commission, and he is only 21 years old.
Tips for prospective students
If you are looking to come here, make sure it's what you want to do. You have to be willing to give up a normal college life Monday through Friday. If you can do that, then you are set. It is a great place to be from, and everyone knows Maritime College. The alumni are great and will provide you with anything you need. The uniforms and the military life-style take some getting used to, but in my own opinion, I think it is worth it. The summer sea terms are a lot of work but it prepares you for the real life of a Coast Guard Officer. Seeing the world is a great opportunity and you will have so much fun in foreign ports. I promise! Our ROTC programs are top of the nation, and our sports team have great coaches. You will truly build your own family at Maritime, one that others will not expect. They will not be going through what you are, but it will be worth it in the end.
Great for these types of students
I am no pro at college reviews, but I hope mine has helped you in deciding to come to Maritime. This review is completely honest and truthful. If it has helped you, then I'm glad. If not, my apologizes. If you do plan on coming here, get involved in what Maritime offers. Accept any offers they might give you, including an invite to the Admiral's Dinner, etc. These events have great networking and you will truly benefit from them.
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Devon from Erie, PA

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am a current freshman at Maritime College and recently finished my first semester. I feel like so far i have learned more than the average college. When I returned home for Christmas break i shared the things i have learned and experienced and a lot of my experiences blew other people away. My friends have told me I make them feel like they have hardly done anything compared to what I have told them. If you want a very unique, special, and challenging college experiences that will put you through things you never expected to accomplish them Maritime is the right college for you.
Am enjoying being here
Maritime college is far different from your typical party school university. It is a regimental school which means you live a military lifestyle during the week. I would say overall, as a student, its a more intense schedule and it takes getting use to. Personally after the first month I got very comfortable with my schedule and daily life at Maritime. You'll find all the regular stress of college, but yes for the most part i do enjoy being at Maritime college.
Bang for the buck
I think Maritime is pretty fare for the most part with everything you end up getting. There are a lot of things that can be pricey which is expected at most colleges i would say its a good deal overall.
Tips for prospective students
Best thing for future students:
1. Do your research don't just read reviews on the school and make your final decision. Research it, look up curriculum's, visit the school, shadow the school for a day. Find all the info you can to make sure you know what you are getting into. About 30% of the freshman students drop out of the school simply because they saw on the website that theres 100% job placement for graduates, but they had no idea what they were getting into. Don't be in that 30% do yourself and the school a favor. I would be happy to give you info email me devonken.10@sunymaritime.edu or look me up on facebook: devon kennedy.
2. If you feel like its the right school for you then get in shape! Your life will be breeze compared to everyone else if you a physically fit.
3. You cannot be a lazy person. If you are lazy chances are your also unmotivated to succeed in life don't bother applying if you are not motivated and hard working because you will fail out.
4. Finally! Be excited to attend Maritime. So many students are very negative and hateful towards the school and you don't only bring yourself down and turn into a drop out student you bring everyone else down. If your excited about college you'll be a happier and more successful person.
Great for these types of students
Hard working
Motivated
Very dedicated
Honest
Athletic
love a challenge
Interested in the maritime industry
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