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Cal Maritime: Student Life

Student Profile

Total undergraduates:917 men, 158 women, 1,075 total
Full-time undergraduates:883 men, 155 women, 1,038 total
Part-time undergraduates:34 men, 3 women, 37 total
Total graduate students:60 men, 14 women, 74 total
Part-time graduate students:60 men, 14 women, 74 total
Average age of full-time undergraduates:22
U.S. region where majority of students come from:West
First-year student enrollment breakdown:
  • 11.2% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 1.8% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 18.4% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 52.0% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 10.8% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 1.3% Nonresident Alien 
  • 4.5% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown
Degree seeking undergraduate student breakdown:
  • 0.2% American Indian or Alaskan Native 
  • 9.6% Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 1.9% Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 16.8% Hispanic/Latino 
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino
  • 53.5% White, non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 10.5% Two or more races non-Hispanic/Latino 
  • 1.1% Nonresident Alien 
  • 6.3% Race and/or Ethnicity unknown

Campus Environment

Campus size:67 acres
City or town school is located in:Vallejo, CA
Population of city/town:118,837
Nearest major city:San Francisco
Distance of nearest major city:30 miles
Population of nearest major city:837,442

Living on Campus

Institution offers housing:yes
Campus housing available to all unmarried students regardless of year:yes
Housing types (% in housing type, if given):
  • coed dorms (100%)
  • other housing including Theme housing.
Percent of freshmen who live in school housing:67%
Percent of students who live in school housing:85%
Percent of students who live off campus:15%
Students required to live on campus:All students must live on campus unless granted an exemption.
Percent of all students who have cars on campus:70%
Student conduct policies:class attendance policies set by individual instructors, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, Maritime regulations.
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age:no

Study Facilities

Every student is required to lease or own a computer:no
Every student is required to take a computer course:yes
Computer equipment is provided in:residence halls, library, computer center/lab(s), student center
Total number of microcomputers available to students:120
Internet access provided to all students:yes
E-mail services/accounts provided to all students:yes
School has a library on campus:yes

Assistance Services

​Counseling services:​​​career, psychological
​Career placement services:​co-op education, internships, on-campus job interviews, resumé assistance, interview training, career fair.

Social Activities

Number of social fraternities on campus:0
Number of social sororities on campus:0
Student activitiesstudent government
Campus-based religious organizations:Bible club
Minority student organizations:Black Student Union, Asian/Pacific Islander club
Other student organizations, musical groups, activities, and committees:Color guard, Corps of Cadets, drill team, Model UN, Student Veterans Association, Auto Shop, Riveters, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; cribbage, gardening, propeller, and web clubs


School has an athletic program:yes
Athletic director:Marv Christopher, Athletic Director
Athletic department's mailing address:Director of Athletics,
Harry Diavatis,
California Maritime Academy,
P.O. Box 1392,
Vallejo, CA 94590
School colors:navy blue and old gold
School mascot:Keelhauler
Athletic conference memberships:NAIA​, California Pacific Conference
Sports offeredScholarships?Athletic Assoc.
Men's basketballyes​NAIA Division II
Men's crewno
Men's golfnoNAIA Division II
Men's rugbyno
Men's sailingno
Men's soccernoNAIA Division II
Men's water polono
Women's basketballyes
Women's crewno
Women's sailingno
Women's water polono
Percent of students in varsity/club intercollegiate sports:25%
Percent of students in intramural/recreational sports:35%
Athletic facilities:field, gymnasium, sports courts, swimming pool
Intramural/Recreational sports:basketball, dodgeball, flag football, tennis, volleyball
Club sports for men:lacrosse, self defense
Club sports for women:self defense

Getting Away

Public transportation serves campus:no
Nearest international airport:Oakland and San Francisco (30 miles)
Nearest other airport:San Francisco (30 miles)
Nearest passenger train service:Martinez, CA (10 miles)
Nearest passenger bus service:Vallejo, CA (2 miles)

Paying the Bills

Institutional employment is available:yes
Freshmen are discouraged from working for first term:yes