Universities in New York

SUNY Maritime College


University Information

Location: New York, New York
Founded: 1874
Undergraduate Students: 1 635
Campus Type: Urban
Institution Type: Public Naval Academy 
Website: www.sunymaritime.edu

About the University

SUNY Maritime College is one of six state maritime academies in the United States. Located 30 minutes from mid-town Manhattan, Maritime College educates dynamic leaders for the global maritime industry. Offering 11 undergraduate majors, including five ABET-accreditation engineering programs and two master’s degree programs, a distinctive hands-on approach to education prepares students for career success. Graduates have traditionally had nearly 100 percent job placement within three months of graduation. 

Students can participate in 17 varsity athletic teams and more than 40 clubs and organizations, ROTC options and U.S. Coast Guard license programs.  Involvement in the Regiment of Cadets affords the benefit of a structured learning environment and develops leadership and teamwork skills. Cadets also have the opportunity to travel around the world on the college’s 565-foot training ship, The Empire State VI.

The school offers Bachelor of Engineering degrees in electrical, facilities, marine, and mechanical engineering; marine electrical and electronic systems; and naval architecture. All engineering degrees are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).  It offers the Bachelor of Science degree in business administration/marine transportation, general business and commerce (with a humanities concentration), general engineering, international transportation and trade, marine environmental science (with a meteorology or oceanography concentration), and marine operations. All bachelor’s degree programs may be combined with preparation for the professional license as a United States Merchant Marine Officer. The College also offers a master’s degree in International Transportation Management and Maritime and Naval Studies; as well as several graduate Professional Mariner Training certificates.

Excerpt from SUNY Maritime College’s website.

TOEFL: 80/120

IELTS: 6,5

Living on-campus: Students who participate in the Regiment of Cadets are required to live on our campus in the suburban Throggs Neck area of the Bronx for all four years. All students are granted campus housing on a first come, first served basis. Students require a key to enter residence hall rooms. Further information, including a Campus Safety Report, can be found on the Maritime Website.

Cost: $3,075.00-$3,857.00 per semester*
*Students living in residence halls must also purchase a meal plan please visit the website for more information. (Cost: $625.00+ per semester)

Off-campus housing is not available.


The average budget per month is: $700+ 

In order to be accepted, students must prove financial resources of $9,000.00 per semester.