[QUOTE=lm1883;107404]At GLMA the cadets have the opportunity to live in a co-ed dorm without restriction. I guess a guy couldn’t have any fun in that kind of environment.[/QUOTE]
I have some friends that lived in the dorms. The dorms are on the Northwestern Michigan College campus. A campus that a good portion of northern lower Michigan kids go to school. Plenty of good looking women on campus. And if your hanging out taking classes in the summer, Traverse City is a huge tourist destination, you will walk around with your tongue falling out of your mouth.
[QUOTE=Jetryder223;107409]You may be right.
The only caution is it’s so small - 150 cadets total, that I’d question how good their funding is for some fairly expensive caiptal equipment associated with the maritime trades. A simulator can cost $2 Million. Maybe because of their small size, they can say screw the simulator, we’ll take the class on a real ship out on Lake Michigan.
If I was looking for a maritime school, GLMA would definitely be on the list to check out.[/QUOTE]
While we could not afford a 2million dollar Simulator with DP and all the goodies like Maine and Mass purchased, we did get six of these Transas units and they are completing the full mission simulator right now. We do our basic ship handling class aboard a 45ft single screw old Army Corps tug and a twin screw USCG 41. The engineers have a decent simulator with 6 stations as well that will eventually be tied into the deck simulator. I’ll try and grab some photos this week.
[QUOTE=SomalianRoadCorporation;107446]GLMA has alot of applicants that already have 4 year degrees.[/QUOTE]
Very True. About 20% of the Cadets have 4 year degrees
[QUOTE=Jetryder223;107448]Another thing is GLMA probably only has 40 spaces per year.
If 160 apply, there’s your 25%.[/QUOTE]
60 spots a year of which usually splits around 32-34 deck and 26-28 engine
[QUOTE=Starboard Ten;107462]Imagine how perfect college would have been if there wasn’t a regiment?
You go to class with your best friends, live on or around a cool water sport focused campus. Maybe closer to 40% female… Sailing, surfing, fishing, tubing, waterskiing!
Spring break on houseboats on Lake Havasu. Semester At Sea exchange program aboard cruise ship Explorer from University of Pittsburg for pre-requisite liberal art courses…
The Quad reserved for frisbee, BBQ competitions and Jimmy Buffett tribute band concerts.
No demerits… But if you are not punctual for class you get your grade affected. Simple.
One can only dream … :)[/QUOTE]
Or come to GLMA as its pretty damn close to that. We can take a week and a half long spring break where ever. And as long as you don’t miss more than 10% of the required classes your good.
[QUOTE=Sweat-n-Grease;107472]The Cadet Body at GLMA is150, only 60 applicants are admitted each year.
Attention Vets, GLMA recognizes the GI Bill.
IMO, GLMA is the most mature of all the maritime academies, and the only one I recommend.
I wish the Academy was around back in 1958 when I was searching, but it was founded in 1969.[/QUOTE]
True about 30% of our Cadets are Veterans, and the TC VA is really good at covering everything down to the penny.