California Maritime Academy (CMA)

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California Maritime Academy can be found in Vallejo, CA, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The smaller size of enrollment, which is about 900 students, provides smaller class sizes for enrolled students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 960 (25th percentile) to 1190 (75th percentile) on the SAT and in the range of 21 (25th percentile) to 26 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to California Maritime Academy. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the CMA average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.13 - 3.38. This school has an acceptance rate of 75% with 30% of applicants deciding to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall CMA Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for California Maritime Academy was reported as 74.8% in Fall 2012 with over 893 applications submitted to California Maritime Academy. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • CMA ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • CMA Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into California Maritime Academy?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into California Maritime Academy, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for California Maritime Academy has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 74.2%
  • 2009-2010: 77.9%
  • 2010-2011: 69.1%
  • 2011-2012: 71.7%
  • 2012-2013: 74.8%
  • Projected CMA Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 73.3%

How Does CMA Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for California Maritime Academy is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Dominican University of California77.5%
Saint Marys College of California69.5%
Holy Names University56.7%
Mills College68.0%
San Francisco Art Institute82.7%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to CMA (Fall 2012)

ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math22 - 27
Composite Score21 - 26
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