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Chances of getting into California Maritime Academy

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
82%
Admission Difficulty for California Maritime Academy
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Unavailable 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into CMA and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at CMA is 82%.  It ranks #76 in California for lowest rate of acceptance. California Maritime Academy is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 815 out of 988 applicants were admitted.

California Maritime Academy typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.43. 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The CMA application fee is $70 and applications are due by May 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is recommended but not required for admission to California Maritime Academy. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application.

CMA SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for California Maritime Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th N/A
SAT Math 25th N/A
SAT Composite 25th N/A
SAT Scores for California Maritime Academy
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th N/A
SAT Math 75th N/A
SAT Composite 75th N/A
Average SAT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

CMA ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
Not Reported
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for California Maritime Academy
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th N/A
ACT Scores for California Maritime Academy
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
ACT Composite 75th N/A
Average ACT Score N/A
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

CMA GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.43
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into California Maritime Academy?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into CMA. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at California Maritime Academy was 3.43 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #53 in California for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.43 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as CMA accepts 82% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

California Maritime Academy admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 255 733 988
Accepted 214 601 815
Acceptance Rate 84% 82% 82%
Enrolled 44 142 186
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 24% 23%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
151

Applicants have 151 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to California Maritime Academy is $70.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to California Maritime Academy and what student information is used for admission decisions?

California Maritime Academy Application Requirements
Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at California Maritime Academy
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=111188 IPEDS survey data for California Maritime Academy.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into California Maritime Academy?

82% of those who apply are granted admission to CMA. Admission competition is and the college has unavailable admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.