[QUOTE=85949915;156183]I’m currently a high school senior who’s been accepted to both KP and A&M Maritime. At this point I’m trying to decide between the two. A&M is a lot closer to home (and a lot warmer,) but it’s definitely going to be more expensive. On the other hand, KP is free, but it’s a lot farther away and also has significantly more regimental BS. I talked to both Maine Maritime and Mass Maritime alumni who both said that between the two KP was the better choice due to the network and prestige.
Can any A&M alumni fill me in on the pros of Texas Maritime and whether or not they’ve had more trouble finding work in the gulf after graduation due to a lesser network?
Also, I know most threads involving KP devolve into trash talking KP; I’m not asking for senseless insults and trash talk, just the pro’s and cons of each.[/QUOTE]
The thing about KP is that it is much much more selective. The students are in general smarter and much better prepared for real college material. So the academics are much better at KP. At a good college you learn as much from you peers as you go from the professors. KP does not have to spend the first year trying to teach kids what they were supposed to have learned in high school. I don’t know how the attrition rate at KP compares to the state schools, but my guess would be that no one flunks out of KP because they are not capable of doing the work.
There are plenty of pretty girls from all over the world in the NYC area. In this era of internet dating, it should be easy enough to meet girls.
C.captain is usually right about most things, but when it comes to KP he tends to go nuts.
C.captain. I just saw a new job posted that would be perfect for you, President of Mass Maritime. I have no doubt that you could make quite an improvement there.