It's a great day to be a Keelhauler

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Located on a scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo, CA, Cal Maritime is one of seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States — and the only one on the West Coast.

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Applications for the spring 2025 semester opens August 1, 2024.

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Why Choose Cal Maritime?

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Take a closer look at California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), a unique and specialized campus of the California State University system. 

Learn about what makes us so unique

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Undergraduate Programs

Exemplifying learning by doing

Our seven undergraduate majors, maritime traditions, and world-class faculty and staff prepare our cadets for dynamic and lucrative careers in the maritime industry.

Explore our Undergraduate Programs

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Visit Cal Maritime

In-person campus tours and workshops

There's no better way to get a feel for life at Cal Maritime than with a campus tour led by our very own cadets.

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Recruitment Roadmap

Find out where our Admissions team is headed next

Join our Admissions team for one (or more) of our upcoming fall recruitment events near you. Our  map will be updated on a continuous basis so check back frequently.

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Prepare, Apply, Enroll

Learn more about our admissions process

Cal Maritime accepts applications from high school students, transfer students, and college graduates seeking to complete a second bachelor's degree.

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Cost of Attendance

Learn more about the Cost Of Attendance (COA) 

The COA includes tuition and fees, food and housing, books and supplies, transportation,  personal and miscellaneous expenses.

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Financial Aid

We're here to help you navigate financial aid options 

Our Cal Maritime Financial Aid staff is here to assist you in navigating the financial aid options available to pay for your college career, regardless of financial circumstances. 

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Military Options

 Our military options provide dynamic career pathways

Although there is no armed service obligation for graduation, Cal Maritime offers endless career possibilities in the military.  

Read More about our Military Options