Marine Military Academy

320 Iwo Jima Blvd
Harlingen, TX 78550
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Marine Military Academy Photo #1 - Nearly all MMA graduates earn acceptance at the college level or appointment to the service academies. Many matriculate to top-tier universities throughout the United States and the world: Arizona State University; Auburn University; Babson College; Baylor University; Berklee College of Music; Boston College; California Maritime Academy; California Polytechnic State University; California State: Chico; California State: Fullerton; California State: Sacramento; Carnegie Mellon University; Chaminade University of Hawaii; Clemson University;College of the Ozarks ; Colorado School of Mines; Colorado State University; Cornell University; Daniel Webster College; DePauw University; Delta State University; Duquesne University; East Carolina University; Embry Riddle University ; Florida Atlantic University; Florida International University ; Florida State University; Great Lakes Maritime Academy; Hawaii Pacific University; Houston Baptist University; Johnson & Wales University; Incarnate Word University; Illinois Institute of Technology; Indiana University; Lehigh University; Louisiana State University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Massachusetts Maritime Academy; McMurray University; Michigan State University; Montana State University; Murray State University; New Mexico Institute of Technology; New Mexico State University; North Carolina State; North Georgia State College; Northern Arizona University; Northeastern University; Norwich University; Ohio State University; Oklahoma State University; Otterbein College; Penn State; Purdue University; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Rice University; Rochester Institute of Technology; Sam Houston State University; San Diego State University; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; Santa Clara University; Sarah Lawrence College; Sonoma State University; Southern Methodist University; Southern New Hampshire University ; Southwestern University; St. Edward’s University; St. Louis University; St. John’s University; St. Mary’s University; Stephen F. Austin University; Swarthmore; Texas A & M University; Texas A & M at Commerce; Texas A&M at Corpus Christi; Texas A & M at Galveston; Texas A & M at Kingsville; Texas Christian University; Texas Lutheran University; Texas State University; Texas Tech University; The Citadel; Trinity University; Tulane University; United States Air Force Academy; United States Merchant Marine Academy; United States Military Academy; United States Naval Academy; University of Alabama; University of Alaska: Anchorage; University of Arizona; University of California: Davis; University of California: Northridge; University of Central Florida; University of Chicago; University of Cincinnati; University of Colorado; University of Denver; University of Georgia; University of Houston; University of Louisiana at Lafayette; University of Massachusetts: Boston; University of Miami; University of Mississippi; University of Missouri: Rolla; University of Nebraska; University of Nevada: Las Vegas; University of North Carolina: Charlotte; University of North Dakota; University of North Texas; University of Oklahoma; University of Oregon; University of Puget Sound; University of Southern California; University of St. Thomas; University of The South (Sewanee); University of Texas at Austin; University of Texas at Arlington University of Texas at Dallas; University of Texas at San Antonio; University of Tulsa; University of Washington; University of Wyoming; Villanova University; Virginia Military Institute; Virginia Tech University; Wabash College; Webster University; West Virginia University; Westminster College; Yale University; London School of Economics (UK); University of Manchester (UK)…just to name a few!
  • The Marine Military Academy transforms today's young men into tomorrow's leaders.
  • We fuel their mind, body and spirit in order to develop the mental and emotional tools needed to navigate their path forward.
  • Success is achieved through a safe, structured environment that fosters responsibility to community, country and each other.

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Marine Military Academy is listed among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 314 schools) for:

Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Marine MilitaryBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege-Prep MilitaryCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered7-12, PG9-12
School TypeAll-boysCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded19651907
Campus Size142 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment261 students320 students
% International Students
37%
20%
% Students Boarding
100%
69%
Average SAT Scoren/a* National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform Required)
Casual
Average Class Size11 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:111:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered618
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
50%
69%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$35,000$58,050
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a$30,150
% Students on Financial Aid
15%
38%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$2,700
(MMA is more than willing to work with parents)
$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
98%
57%
Director of AdmissionsDr. John Butler
Mrs. Jay Perez
Associate Director of AdmissionsMrs. Jay Perez

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • All-male college-prep boarding school
  • Stringent academics with more than 50 course offerings
  • Honors, Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment courses
  • Curriculum includes Aerospace and Marine Science options
  • Opportunities to receive a nomination to a US Service Academy
  • 40 acres dedicated to US Marine Corps styled Leadership Enhancement Development course featuring a rappel tower, 3 rockclimbing walls, high ropes challenge, paintball course, obsticle course, mud course, and more
  • 18 competitive sports and additional extracurricular activities
  • Moral, spiritual opportunities through civic-minded clubs: Rotary Interact, KEY, National Honor Society, Boy Scouts, non-denominational Vespers, (FCA) Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)
  • International Student Body
  • Marine Military Academy accreditations: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; Member of the College Board; Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the United States; Texas and National Association for College Admission Counseling; The Association of Boarding Schools

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