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The Best Colleges for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

written by: Suvo • edited by: Lamar Stonecypher • updated: 2/14/2011

The colleges for naval architecture and marine engineering, well, there are many across the globe. But, which of them are most sought after? I have a list here.

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    If you are passionate about sea, money and technology (not necessarily in order), then doing a course from a naval architecture and marine engineering college will give you a good take off thrust. Off course you have to choose the college wisely. I have listed down some best colleges across the globe for naval architecture and marine engineering.

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    United States Coast Guard Academy

    Rank: #1 Regional Colleges (North) according to the US News 2011 edition of Best Colleges.

    The average freshman retention rate (an indicator of student satisfaction): 89.2%

    Established in: 1876

    Location: New London, Connecticut, USA

    Campus Area: 110 acres.

    Courses/Majors Offered: Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, and other engineering courses.

    Type of administration: Federal Government

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    United States Merchant Marine Academy

    Rank: #3 Regional Colleges (North) according to the US News 2011 edition of Best Colleges.

    The average freshman retention rate (an indicator of student satisfaction): 88.8%

    Established in: 1943

    Location: Kings Point, N.Y, USA

    Campus Area: 82 acres.

    Courses/Majors Offered: marine engineering, marine transportation, naval science, and other courses.

    Type of administration: Federal Government

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    California Maritime Academy

    Rank: #4 Regional Colleges (West) according to the US News 2011 edition of Best Colleges.

    The average freshman retention rate (an indicator of student satisfaction): 76.7%

    Established in: 1929

    Location: Vallejo, California, USA

    Campus Area: 80 acres.

    Courses/Majors Offered: marine engineering, Marine transportation, and other courses.

    Type of administration: California State Government

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    Maine Maritime Academy

    Rank: #9 Regional Colleges (North) according to the US News 2011 edition of Best Colleges.

    The average freshman retention rate (an indicator of student satisfaction): 83%

    Established in: 1941

    Location: Castine, ME, USA

    Campus Area: 30 acres.

    Courses/Majors Offered: marine engineering and other courses.

    Type of administration: State Government

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    Massachusetts Maritime Academy

    Rank: #13 Regional Colleges (North) according to the US News 2011 edition of Best Colleges.

    The average freshman retention rate (an indicator of student satisfaction): 82%

    Established in: 1891

    Location: Buzzards Bay, MA, USA

    Campus Area: 55 acres.

    Courses/Majors Offered: marine engineering, marine transportation, and other courses.

    Type of administration: State Government

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    Webb Institute

    Rank: unranked, Tier-1 school as per US News and World report.

    The average freshman retention rate (an indicator of student satisfaction): 89.5%

    Established in: 1889

    Location: Glen Cove, New York, USA

    Campus Area: 26 acres.

    Courses/Majors Offered: marine engineering, marine transportation and other courses.

    Type of administration: Private

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    Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI)

    Rank: CRISIL GRADE -I by CRISIL (The Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited), India’s most sought after marine engineering institute.

    The average freshman retention rate (an indicator of student satisfaction): Data not available

    Established in: 1947

    Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

    Campus Area: 33 acres.

    Courses/Majors Offered: marine engineering.

    Type of administration: State Government

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    South Tyneside College

    Rank: Data not available, but South Tyneside College is a most sought after marine engineering college for further education

    The average freshman retention rate (an indicator of student satisfaction): Data not available

    Established in: 1869

    Location: St. George’s Avenue, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England

    Campus Area: data not available.

    Courses/Majors Offered: further education courses in marine engineering.

    Type of administration: Government

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    What I have not covered

    Getting into the best colleges for naval architecture and marine engineering, well, everybody wants that. But the above list is really very short and not necessarily unanimous. You can find some (actually many) more good colleges by diving into the internet.

    Few good places to start with are:

    US News

    Webometrics

    Image Courtesy

    Wikipedia

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