College Freshman 2013-09-25T17:31:51Z
The diversity for majors is pretty small. Generally people come here already knowing what they intend to major in. This is fantastic if you know what you want to do with your education at age 18. Crippling if you don't.
College Freshman 2013-09-25T17:29:12Z
Freshmen can't have cars. Even if you do get a parking pass, you practically have to climb a mountain to get to student parking.
College Freshman 2013-09-25T17:28:20Z
The Academics here are intense. Lots of studying and, more than likely, tutoring, are widespread here for people who want to make an A or B average in classes beyond their first year. Having said that, the education itself is a great experience and you feel rewarded for passing classes and learning what you learn here.
College Freshman 2013-09-25T17:08:29Z
Now, MY experience here has been great so far. The campus isn't too strict at all so long as you aren't a complete and total idiot. Yes, you can have tons of fun here so long as you aren't stupid about it. It's not like CMA is the only dry campus in the state of California. I'd say the strictest part about CMA is having to go to watch and getting drug tested, but the work ethic you gain from that is more than worth the extra effort on your part.
College Freshman 2013-09-25T17:05:59Z
Anyone who wants to will find room on a team here. Tons of physical opportunities for people who want to get in shape.
College Freshman 2013-09-25T17:05:24Z
Freshman can't have cars. Even if you do get a parking pass, you practically have to scale mount everest to get up to the student parking lot.
College Freshman 2013-09-25T17:04:36Z
Guys & Girls:
This is not a school where you'll find babes and hook ups or anything of the sort. Yes, girls exist here, but trust me when I say that playing the field is not something you want to attempt if you're a dude here. You can expect 4 years of good academics and bro time for the most part here, and that's not really too terrible a thing unless getting laid makes up a large part of your college decision.
College Freshman 2013-09-25T17:02:40Z
Freshman housing isn't bad, but it's not great. Pipes run across the ceilings, dirty linoleum floors, and pretty congested even in a 2-person dorm. Having said that, the atmosphere in the residence halls is fantastic and if your RA is cool you can absolutely kick back and have a good time here.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-30T21:13:39Z
As a mechanical engineer major, my internship as a Cadet Engineer was on a 900 ft tanker ship. I worked 8 hours a day every single day helping the engineers on board. Some of my work includes: operating steam turbine pumps, incinerators, and coffee maker; repairing lube oil purifiers, fuel line for lifeboats, and marine sanitary device; and lastly monitoring temperature readings and oil levels on various machinery in engine space. The pay was only $4 an hour, however there was a lot of overtime given. I received a little over $1500 a month but the most important part is that I gain a lot of knowledge and skills from this experience. Every year my school collaborate with many company to give the students a great opportunity for some hands on experience with real company.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-30T20:49:51Z
It was relatively easy to get in to my Mechanical Engineer major. Once I completed the basic transfer unit in my community college, I applied to my school and got accepted. Most often the student must declare their major ahead of time so that the school can direct you in completing that major within the time frame. This school has all the curriculum laid out for each class so that they can easily stay on top of their graduation schedule.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-30T20:35:57Z
As a mechanical engineer, it is strategically difficult to completely grasp every new materials that's handed to you every single time. For some, it may be quick, however for me, it took a while. This is why it is imperative that students who have difficult time understanding a concept should work in groups. On top of it's difficulty, the homework are lengthy and overwhelming. However, I do enjoy the challenge and the amount of sweat and blood I put into my work. The hands on training and labs help us to better understand the concept of each materials. In addition to the on campus training, we also go on a two months training cruise every summer where we would do more hand on training while the machines are operating and put online for service.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-30T20:07:52Z
I am very delightful to chose Mechanical Engineer as my major because I enjoy designing as well as operating and repairing machinery and equipments. If I could do it all over again, I would come straight to California Maritime Academy right after high school instead of attending community college. I have no concern in finding a job because the training we get is beyond many company's expectations.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-04T23:10:29Z
For all the trouble one has to go through living at CMA, most of the time is spent studying, The campus offers 5 majors each one is intensive and built on the four year model, there is not much time for fun or goofing off, or the general college experience. Expect to study over the summer. The professors are generally competent experienced professionals or retirees of their field, and will give you insider tips. Because there are so few majors there is a lot of cross training between them, and you will learn more than you bargained for. The tutoring center is excellent and you will be able to draw on the knowledge from a wide variety of disciplines to complete your assignments.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-04T23:02:20Z
Aside from Campus Security, CMA has its own enforcement group called the Corps. of Cadets, an organization that attempts to the run the campus as a military academy, and attempts to enforce military discipline amongst itself, and the campus community. Be prepared for room inspections, drug random drug tests, unannounced visits, and unsolicited summons. Unless you know the right people or are part of the Corps. of Cadets.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-04T22:51:36Z
Vallejo used to be an industrial city next to the old state capitol, now that the ship building industry is gone, the city is a patchwork of rundown areas, and quaint neighborhoods, going out after dark is generally not recommended. I never heard of any attraction in the city while I was there. Though there is a fairy into San Francisco very nearby.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-04T22:48:34Z
Health & Safety:
The campus is gated, and students are assigned to watch the gate. The campus PD is supposed to be in contact with the gate watch. The presence of security however generally wards of the seedier elements of Vallejo CA.
Recent Alumnus 2013-08-04T22:37:45Z
The Atmosphere is oppressive at best depressive at worst
The food will usually cause illness, there is no cooking inside dorms except for microwaves, and coffee machines.
Amenities include cable T.V., High-speed internet, and fussball/ping-pong tables and vending machines.
The dorms are at the top of a steep hill, the classrooms and gym are at the bottom. Parking is sparse, and spread thin.
Housing process is competitive, best case scenario make eight good friends, and make sure at least one of them can make it to the selection process 2-4 hours early.
There are a few off-campus events during the weekends.
The walls are thin, and there are no secrets.
College Student 2013-07-29T04:33:05Z
It pretty chilly because the school is right on the harbor in Northern California. But for the most part good.
College Senior 2013-04-24T06:15:49Z
Sucks, too many stairs, water supply and heating air conditioning sucks
College Senior 2013-04-24T06:07:53Z
Health & Safety:
Nurses are hot and are really helpful with everything.
College Senior 2013-03-05T00:12:16Z
Fast food and expensive seafood restaurants. Many bars to choose from.
College Senior 2013-03-05T00:10:16Z
Code of Conduct are rules and regulations for para-military minded people. This is not a normal college experience.
College Senior 2013-03-05T00:06:44Z
Guys & Girls:
The percentage of females enrolled is less than 10%.
College Senior 2013-03-04T23:58:21Z
Rugby and Sailing team are good. Ladies and Men's basketball are top of their division
College Junior 2013-01-21T08:22:44Z
Parking is far from the dorms, so it's quite a way to walk. Not much parking either.
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