Best Marine Engineering Schools and Colleges: List of Top Schools
Marine engineering is the support, operation, creation and planning of equipment or systems that are used by marine vehicles like ships and submarines. Currently, there are a limited number of schools that offer marine engineering programs, and most of those schools are located on the East Coast. Take a look at some of the best marine engineering programs in the United States.
Top Marine Engineering Schools and Colleges
United States Coast Guard Academy
The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) was listed as the top school for regional colleges in the northern part of the United States in the U.S. News and World Report 2011 rankings. Additionally, The Princeton Review noted that the school is one of the best northeastern colleges in terms of financial aid on its 2010 rankings of best value colleges in the nation. Graduates must serve five years on active duty with the Coast Guard, most often beginning as an ensign.
USCGA offers undergraduate majors in naval architecture and marine engineering, and marine and environmental sciences. The marine and environmental sciences program offers fieldwork on a coast guard research vessel, while the naval architecture and marine engineering programs provides internship, directed studies research and capstone design projects opportunities.
- Address: 15 Mohegan Ave., New London, Connecticut 06320
- Phone Number: (860) 444-8444
United States Naval Academy
The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is ranked by The Princeton Review as one of 2010's best schools in the northeast. In the same year, U.S. News and World Report' ranked USNA as the 16th best liberal arts school in the country. Similar to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy must enlist for at least five years in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.
The naval architecture and ocean engineering program at USNA is accredited by ABET, Inc., (formerly Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). The program, which awards a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), also offers a service academy exchange program, as well as leadership positions among the student body, known as the Brigade of Midshipmen.
- Address: 121 Blake Rd., Annapolis, Maryland 21402
- Phone Number: (410) 293-1000
List of Twelve Impressive Marine Engineering Schools and Colleges
|School Name||Total Student Enrollment||Address||Phone Number|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||41,674||Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109||(734) 764-1817|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||41,654||500 Lincoln Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53706||(608) 262-1234|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||30,870||Blacksburg, Virginia 24061||(540) 231-6000|
|University of New Orleans||11,724||2000 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans, Louisiana 70148||(504) 280-6000|
|Stevens Institute of Technology||5,757||Castle Point On Hudson, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030||(201) 216-5000|
|United States Naval Academy||4,552||121 Blake Rd., Annapolis, Maryland 21402||(410) 293-1000|
|Texas A&M University at Galveston||1,774||200 Seawolf Pkwy., Galveston, Texas 77554||(409) 740-4400|
|SUNY Maritime College||1,756||6 Pennyfield Ave., Throggs Neck, New York 10465||(718) 409-7200|
|Massachusetts Maritime Academy||1,292||101 Academy Dr., Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts 02532||(508) 830-5000|
|United States Merchant Marine Academy||982||Steamboat Rd., Kings Point, New York 11024||(516) 773-5000|
|United States Coast Guard Academy||973||15 Mohegan Ave., New London, Connecticut 06320||(860) 444-8444|
|Maine Maritime Academy||939||C3, Castine, Maine 04420||(207) 326-2206|
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