United States Merchant Marine Academy
Situated across from the ONE and ONLY best Maritime College in the nation, SUNY Maritime, this college likes to boast that it is a federal service academy and that it's free, when in fact it is niether of those.
In a recent televised special on U.S. Federal Service Academies, USMMA was not included (in fact, it was rejected for consideration) AND as of the mid-2000's one must pay a normal college tuition to attend.
Contrary to what their graduates and staff say about their cadets' post-USMMA careers, they are hated in the working world, and several shipping companies actively maintain directives stating they will NOT hire their graduates because they possess poor attitudes and a sense of arrogance that pisses off everyone at even the highest levels of management.
USMMA kids think they are special cause they got "appointed" to attend. That just means the regular Maritime College cadets had to work half as hard as them to earn the same degree and license with ten times the respect at the end.