Maine Maritime Academy is a public, co-educational college located in the coastal town of Castine, Maine. Our student population numbers approximately 950 students in courses of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. Rigorous courses and experiential programs equip students with the practical skills, knowledge, and training to launch successful careers upon completing an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree. Graduates enjoy a worldwide reputation for excellence, initiative, and dependability and become world-class mariners and engineers, supply chain managers, logistics professionals, and scientists.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Business
  • Government/Political Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

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A First-Year Student is a student who has not attended any other college or university prior to applying. This includes applicants who may have earned college credits before graduating high school.


A Transfer Student is an entering student who is or has previously been enrolled as a full- or part-time student at another college or university after graduation from high school.

Additional Information

MMA is a specialized college that focuses on Engineering, Management, Science, and Transportation in the maritime and related industries. The campus has state-of-the-art technology, labs, and equipment – including over 60 research, training, and pleasure vessels –  for student use. Our location on the Maine coast provides the perfect setting for training Merchant Marines and leaders in Science, Business, and Engineering – plus it’s breathtakingly beautiful! Consistently rated as a top Public College and recognized for outstanding Education, Value, Quality, and Outcomes, Maine Maritime offers a unique, world-class education leading to a 90% graduation rate within 90 days of graduation.

Visit us

There are a variety of ways to visit campus. Prospective students can tour the campus, spend a day or overnight on campus with a current student, or they can attend one of three Open Houses offered during the academic year. During an Open House, students can meet with faculty, staff, and students, tour the campus, labs, and some of our boats, and be treated to breakfast and lunch. Parents and families are encouraged to attend all visits with their student.

"The hands-on training you receive is excellent whether in the wet lab, simulators, or the waterfront and training ship. Maine Maritime Academy is a unique place to learn."

Elisha R., Penobscot, Maine
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School location

1 Pleasant Street
Castine, ME 04420, United States of America

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