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Study at SUNY Maritime College

The State University of New York Maritime College, or SUNY Maritime College, traces its roots to the New York Nautical School that was established in 1874. It became the New York State Merchant Marine Academy, and in 1948, was incorporated into the SUNY system. The SUNY Maritime College is situated in the Bronx, New York City.

SUNY Maritime College offers a large number of associate’s degrees in applied science, bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering, and master’s degrees in science. Special programs in naval architecture are also available.

The sports teams of SUNY Maritime College are known as the Privateers. They participate in football, basketball, baseball, swimming, softball, lacrosse, soccer, cross country, rugby, rifle and pistol, and volleyball. The Privateers compete in the NCAA Divisions I, II and III.

Profile of SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime is in Bronx, NY. Bronx is a large city. The school is a public institution. SUNY Maritime issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Master s degree.

Course Topics

The school stays focused on a few key Course Topics. Fields of study in vogue at SUNY Maritime include science and engineering.

SUNY Maritime Selectivity

Not all applicants to the school are accepted. The top quarter of students at SUNY Maritime scored at least 680 on the verbal SAT test. Students' math SAT scores were most often in the range 490 to 580 in 2007.


The most successful professors at the school are given tenure, encouraging them to stay with the school for a long time.

Student enrolment

Approximately 1,487 students study at SUNY Maritime . The school is essentially a male school.

Student Life

Students at SUNY Maritime can take advantage of the school s meal plans. Students participate in Skyline Conference athletics.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"MISSION of THE MARITIME COLLEGE The Maritime College is a small, prestigious college of the State University of New York. Its mission is to provide: A learning environment that stimulates intellectual growth, scholarship, and creativity. An innovative, hands-on approach to instruction directed by a dedicated faculty composed of experts in their fields, quality undergraduate and graduate programs in international business, engineering, science, and technology, with particular emphasis on the maritime industry. A structured community which emphasizes responsible citizenship and self-discipline, and which maximizes opportunities for exercising leadership. The opportunity for its graduates to qualify for licensure as merchant marine officers and for commissioning in the United States Armed Forces. Through its graduates, a quality workforce and prospective leaders for the state, national, and maritime and international business community, and a nationally and internationally recognized resource of expertise in its specialized disciplines as they relate to the maritime field. "

SUNY Maritime Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering86naval and marine engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, engineering
Business and Management36business and related services
Science19atmospheric sciences
Engineering Technician4engineering technician
Liberal Arts2liberal arts and humanities

Contact: SUNY Maritime

SUNY Maritime College

6 Pennyfield Ave

Bronx, NY 10465-4198

General Phone: (718) 409-7200


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