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Mass Maritime is a sucky place to be at.Business - Management and Administration
Mass Maritime is a sucky place to be at. I'm not going to lie and say that the college experience at the academy is "enjoyable". You go here because you want to go the license track or you're from Massachusetts and you're looking for an affordable education and you're looking to differentiate your degree from the thousands graduating from the UMASS system and other state universities. You're going to get a lot more individualized attention here from your professors than you will get at the other state schools; when your class size is ~300 and there are ~50 -70 kids in your major it's hard not to.

I hate admitting it, but being apart of Mass Maritime has made all the difference in my professional life and opportunities I've been afforded. I was able to get my current position because the CEO I was interviewing with saw "MMA" while looking through resume's for my current position. He had worked for a company that hired a lot of MMA grads and selected me primarily because he knew the pedigree of the school. A position over 1500 miles away from Taylor's Point. The alumni network stretches across the US and internationally. It's not a stretch to say that going to MMA, if you put in the work, will pay dividends for your future. But like a few other alumni have said. Great place to come from, but you couldn't pay me to do it all over again.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Mass Maritime is a sucky place to be at.Business - Management and Administration
Mass Maritime is a sucky place to be at. I'm not going to lie and say that the college experience at the academy is "enjoyable". You go here because you want to go the license track or you're from Massachusetts and you're looking for an affordable education and you're looking to differentiate your degree from the thousands graduating from UMASSes and other state universities.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I am in my Junior year and doingQuite BrightEngineering Department
I am in my Junior year and doing well academically. It has helped me land three excellent co-ops with major defense and engineering contractors. This school is not very fun socially, but the academics are suitable. More importantly, the outside perception of the school is that it is exceptional and it's also good for networking (ie. you will get a good job). I recommend trying to do well academically, to distinguish yourself and get the best internships possible. Besides, the social life is non-existent, so you might as well buckle down. The strange thing is, many students still choose to neglect there studies and drink their time here away, which baffles me because it's not even a fun school. Academically, there is a good balance of theory and practical (hands-on) application. There are good and bad teachers, but overall the engineering programs are sufficient--I've learned quite a lot. My one complaint is that the school is still behind the curve in regards to computer based programs, automation, etc. But, it also offers a plethora of other material and practical applications which other programs lack. Overall, I can already see that it is going to be worth it.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2016
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Individual Value: D-
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