The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a service academy based in the suburban town of Kings Point, New York. All students enter the school as “plebe candidates” and must complete an intense regimen of physical training, customs, drills, and ceremonies. A majority of tuition and living expenses for students are paid for by the federal government. After graduation, students have the option to work as active duty officers in any branch of the US military or as civilians in the maritime industry.
Is a very rigorous school that will prepare students for their role in the military or maritime service. There is no other school like this, with regards to traditions and experiences. Even though your time here will be rough and studious it is well worth it.