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The State University of New York Maritime College

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Having graduated from Maritime in the mid 80sEngineering Department
Having graduated from Maritime in the mid 80s I see many common themes from thoses days. At that time we had a new Admiral who was changing the school and enforcing more rules and discipline. No one like change then and I imagine now. The bottom line is Maritime builds leaders and those leaders do exceptionally well in the Marine industry as well as shore side. Although no one like the heavy course load or regiment, the combination of the two plus the summer traing cruises define the graduates. Maritime is a solid school that does transform People who can handle the pressure. Are there better schools? I am sure there are. But my experience is that the school set me for success for the rest of my career. Graduate school was easy in comparison. The lessons I learned there have lasted a life time. The gibberish I read from some of the posts take me back to all my friends who were MT majors tying knots freshman year. I would tell prospective students to go engine and you will never regret the decision.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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The staff- know their stuff well being thatNot so brightEngineering Department
The staff- know their stuff well being that they've actually worked in the industry for years before teaching at the school. They will find time to help you if you're struggling and have the best intentions to aid you in any way possible.

The Regiment- so broken its not even funny. As a MUG (freshman) you have to put up with so much "crap" lets say that either becomes second nature or just make you want to snap. As a ROTC midshipman, you get a "that's nice..but you still have to do everything we tell you to do" type of attitude. For example, I'm taking 23 credits, wake up at 5am 2x a week for rotc pt and 1x for reg pt and still have to sweep the just waxed floors and get told something i already know (which will be repeated by like 4 squad leaders) for roughly 30-45 mins rather than catch up on my studies or sleep. I average roughly 5-6 hours of sleep a night M-TR and sleep ~12hrs on sat and sun.

Essentially this all boils down to: A) you put up with ALOT of bs on a daily basis B) until you're a sophomore, you basically have 0 rights C) the new president of the school is hated by everyone and has changed so much in 1 year its ridiculous nobody on staff has said anything.My advice- CHOOSE WISELY!!! If you can tolerate discipline and wish to have a career in the maritime industry, this is the school for you. If you have trouble doing what you're told, can't wake up at 6:40 every morning or can't take on a heavy course load...for your own sake look somewhere else.

1st Year Male -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: A, Social Life: D
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If you have an ethnicity other than white, you have an accent, you think you might not be able to defend yourself from abuse this is definitely not the school for you. Most of the people in this school live in the past believing in a white america and controlling the world. I could not stand being harassed and living amongst faculty and students embalmed with hatred so I left.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2011
Perceived Campus Safety: A-, Individual Value: F
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