List of the World’s Best Colleges for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wikipedia