California State University Maritime Academy Reviews
It's not s traditional college; you wear uniforms, you get drug tested, it's small. If those 3 things don't bother you it is a good experience. The location is pretty, right on the water with the ship docked in front. You get to sail for a 2 month semester taking classes and standing watch, and visiting foreign countries. There is a lot of comradery with your classmates. Small classes so you can have a lot of communication with the professor.
At this school, you get out exactly what you put in. If you are serious about putting in the work required for our usually high work/ unit loads, and are are willing to postpone your traditional college-party life until after graduation (or at least until summer begins) then ou will not find a better return on your college investment anywhere on the west coast. Laborar, pugnar, parati summus.