[QUOTE=tugsailor;156398]Anyone who can get into KP can also get into all of the state schools.
If I were a young guy and had the chance to go to KP, I would take it. However, if I were going to pick a state school, my priority list would be; GLMA, CMA, MaineMA, MassMA, TMA, and dead last SUNY.
I vote with my wallet. If I were asked to help pay for a kid in the family to go to an academy, he would be on his own if he insisted on SUNY. I would not be willing to help pay Hanpf’s salary.[/QUOTE]
SUNY Maritime does offer 1 advantage for kids majoring in engineering. The offer a wider choice of engineering majors than some of the other schools. You can major in electrical or mechanical engineering. These are readily usable in many industries. They also offer facilities engineering. That’s sort of like marine engineering but attuned to land based employment.
If a kid hates the regiment stuff, he can drop the license program and become a regular student. If he can commute, he can also save a whole bunch over room and board. Regiment kids are required to board. It’s one of only 2 public colleges in the NYC area to offer engineering. The next closest is Stony Brook, well out on Long Island.