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| You need to think long and hard about committing yourself to this program. Basically, if you want to go to a "party college" and ease your way to a degree through some easy major, then you will certianly drop out of Mass Maritime within your first semester (although I'll say this, maritimers can friggen drink, and they can party harder than any frat kid I've ever met).|
MMA is a college for hard workers. If you major in engineering (marine or facilities) or marine transportation, be prepaired to work your ass off for 4+ years, plus deal with all the other bullshit that comes with a regimented academy. But the hard work WILL pay off in the end and it is worth it. I make excellent money and I'm 23 years old. My other friends who went to UMass or other party schools are making pennys right now, or can't find a job.
The engineering industry is full of MMA graduates, another big plus, as it makes finding a job that much easier. I get the "you graduated from Mass Maritime? Wow!" line almost every day, no joke! I guess you don't realize what an accomplishment it really is untill you make it out and see that people in the industry really respect that. Never really struck me untill now...
The friends I've made there are lifers, all of them are damn hard workers and successful. Best friends I've ever made. But like I said, it is very challenging. My "youngie" class showed up to orientation, 320. We graduated around 150-160. The drop out rate is very high, as students mostly quit during freshman year, or get kicked out for some other reason.
|Nov 24 2009|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2008 |
| Choose carefully before attending Maritime. It is not easy at all and the military nonsense can drive you crazy. There are a few teachers that should not be teaching there as they are arrogant, mean and often on some sort of bullying powertrip. I wanted MMA so I made it through with only a few scars. I have made the most loyal, hard-working and devoted friends because we have been through so much together. It means something to be a graduate and it will help you for the rest of your life, regardless which career track you pursue. Graduate school was very easy for me after this experience. |
|May 24 2009|| 4th Year Female --
Class 1993 |
| This is a regemented college, the rules are simple and if you follow them you will be fine. The problems start when you get on the negative radar and everythiong is downhill from there. |
|May 02 2009|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2010 |