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Our students tell us they choose Cal Maritime for its small class sizes and the many opportunities they have for hands-on learning in classrooms, laboratories, workplace co-ops and aboard our Training Ship Golden Bear. There’s also tutorial and remedial assistance available when wrestling with the challenges of learning new skills.

At Cal Maritime you are a member of our diverse student body and of the Corps of Cadets. It’s a unique combination that encourages a sense of community and teamwork, responsibility, discipline, professionalism, maturity and attention to detail -- qualities highly prized by the companies and organizations which hire our graduates. (Check our Frequently Asked Questions section to learn more about what makes us unique and different.) 

You’ll find additional opportunities for personal growth in our intramural and inter-collegiate athletic programs, student-run clubs and organizations, Corps Leadership positions, and on and off-campus volunteer, recreational, social and cultural events.

We’re the smallest campus of the California State University system, but our unique academic programs draw students from throughout the Western U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii. The training cruise opens your eyes to new cultures and experiences and your membership in the global community. Cal Maritime provides you with new skills and perspectives, invaluable connections and lifelong friendships as you prepare for your career and the rest of your life.