January 25, 2005

Contact: Jennifer Whitty
Director of Public Relations
(707) 654-1720

Cal Maritime Still Accepting Applications For Fall 2005

 

VALLEJO, Calif., January 25, 2005 — Students interested in attending The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) — one of the most unique campuses of The California State University (CSU) — are encouraged to apply today, as the campus is still open for admission for the fall 2005 semester.

 Cal Maritime — which is tucked away in San Pablo Bay’s Morrow Cove in Vallejo, Calif. near the base of the Carquinez Bridge — offers students bachelor’s degrees in business administration, facilities engineering technology, global studies and maritime affairs, marine engineering technology, marine transportation, and mechanical engineering. 

Among the most frequently cited reasons students select Cal Maritime as their first choice for college include the small campus, individualized attention, exciting career opportunities, leadership development, international experiences, waterfront location in the San Francisco Bay Area, and experiential learning opportunities.

“Compared to other universities, Cal Maritime is much more hands on,” said Nick Moore, a senior at Cal Maritime.  “I remember when I was a freshman learning how to operate a fast-rescue boat under the Carquinez Bridge, and I kept thinking about my friends on other campuses who were in lecture halls with 500 people and I’m in a class with five people getting all this great hands on experience.”

Senior Alexys Nielsen echoed Moore’s sentiment and added that the numerous networking opportunities provided by Cal Maritime have helped her sharpen her interpersonal skills, an opportunity that most college students don’t have. 

“While at Cal Maritime, we have so many opportunities to hone our people skills at events such as the Scholarship Dinner, Career Fair, and other events,” said Nielsen, who will graduate with a degree in marine engineering technology this spring.  “It’s great to be able to network and talk to people in the industry right here on campus.”

A first-choice campus for more and more high school graduates

Cal Maritime is quickly becoming a first-choice campus for more and more high school graduates.  While it is the smallest campus of The California State University, enrollment continues to grow at Cal Maritime.  Enrollment for the 2004/2005 academic year is at an all-time high of nearly 700 students, and it is expected to grow to nearly 850 students in the next few years.

“Our record enrollment reaffirms that Cal Maritime is continuing to grow as a first-choice school for California students, as well as for students in the Pacific Rim,” said Chris Krzak, director of enrollment services at Cal Maritime.  “We’re already known for our high caliber of students, but that’s even more the case now with SAT scores and average GPAs of our entering students continuing to climb.”

Cal Maritime’s program of intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness prepares graduates for positions of significant responsibility in the areas of international business and logistics, maritime policy, engineering, technology, or in the maritime and transportation industries.

Fall 2005 applicants are encouraged to apply electronically by logging onto www.csumentor.edu. CSUMentor is a Web-based system that helps students plan and apply to The CSU online. It has experienced a rising popularity among high school, undergraduate, and transfer students since it was first introduced in 1996. 

For more information on Cal Maritime admissions, majors and degree programs, costs, financial aid, on-campus housing and student life, contact the Office of Admission at 707-654-1330.

About Cal Maritime

Cal Maritime, a campus of The California State University, is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States, and the only one on the West Coast. Tucked away in San Pablo Bay’s Morrow Cove in Vallejo, Calif., Cal Maritime offers students four-year degrees in business administration, facilities engineering technology, global studies and maritime affairs, marine engineering technology, marine transportation, and mechanical engineering. A program of intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness prepares graduates for positions of significant responsibility in the areas of international business and logistics, maritime policy, engineering, technology, or in the maritime and transportation industries. For more information about Cal Maritime, visit www.csum.edu.

 

 

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