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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    A-
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
3399 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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From Marist College

Marist College offers students the power of a global university with the personal touch of a leading liberal arts college. Founded in 1929, Marist's 210-acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. Marist also has a branch campus in Florence, Italy, offering bachelor's and master's degrees as well as study abroad opportunities. At Marist, we're very proud of the success of our students and alumni. Based on a recent survey of the Class of 2017, 98% are employed or attending graduate school.

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Marist College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
February 1
Acceptance Rate
43%
SAT Range
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$36,576/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$15,637/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
90%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.98 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.98 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,085Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
614
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 78 responses
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  • Friendly
    41%
  • Priveleged
    24%
  • Preppy
    12%
  • Sheltered
    10%
  • I do not look at people this way
    6%
  • Passionate
    5%
  • Diverse
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
57%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.115 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.125 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Beautiful
    48%
  • Best First Semester that I could've asked for
    15%
  • Feels a little like high school
    11%
  • Best four years of my life
    9%
  • Been a struggle, but worth it
    7%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Disorganized
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $56,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    84%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    95%
    National
    83%
    78%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.41 responses
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    Marist College Reviews

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    Marist offers several interesting programs, classes and extracurricular activities. Regardless of your interests or major, I can guarentee you will find something at Marist that appeals to you. Unlike many other colleges I've seen, these options aren't just reserved for upperclassmen. For example, I was given the opportunity to study abroad in Italy for my freshman year, and I found the experience to be incredibly enriching and I highly reccommend it!
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    I love being a student at Marist. It is situated on the most beautiful campus. The class sizes are small, usually capped at 25 people. As a Biomedical Science major, the class sizes has been integral to my success here. I am able to voice questions without fear and have been able to form close working relationships with my professors. The professors are always willing to make time to help you if you are struggling with material. The proximity to the city is amazing, too. The school offers $25 Broadway tickets (transportation included) usually every two to three weekends. Just in my first year, I've seen Kinky Boots, Come from Away, The Book of Mormon, Dear Evan Hansen, The Rockettes, The Lion King, Chicago, and The Phantom of the Opera. I love it here!
    Marist College is truly one of the most beautiful college campuses and has some of the most friendly people. There are tons of majors and minors to chose from, and advisors always encourage you to choose a 'pathway' that is different from your declared major in order to broaden your education. There are also a lot of different clubs to choose from, so you will definitely have no problem getting involved on campus. I'd say most Marist students are definitely dedicated to their school work and encourage others to get good grades. The night life at Marist is fun, too! Professors also try to make meaningful connections with their students which helps with networking later on. Studying abroad is also really popular at Marist which is awesome.