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  4. Campus
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  7. Professors
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  8. Location
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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.

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
41%
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
$35,817/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,458/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,508/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,096/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,600/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,880/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
80%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.66 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.77 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.77 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,966Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Friendly
    35%
  • Priveleged
    28%
  • Sheltered
    12%
  • Preppy
    11%
  • I do not look at people this way
    9%
  • Passionate
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
59%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.94 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.104 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Beautiful
    44%
  • Best First Semester that I could've asked for
    15%
  • Feels a little like high school
    13%
  • Best four years of my life
    11%
  • Been a struggle, but worth it
    9%
  • Disorganized
    4%
  • Berathtaking
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
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 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.
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There are many reasons why I chose to make Marist College my home for 4 years. However, there are two primary reasons: academics and size.
Marist has an excellent academic program! As a freshman, I came in undecided. However, Marist has a unique program called FOCUS which allows you to take classes to explore different majors, minors, and career options. Later, when I declared my major, I was able to take classes specific to my field of study. A Marist education will definitely prepare you well with rigorous courses and excellent professors.
For me, Marist is the perfect size! Class size does not extend beyond 30 students. This makes learning personable where professors know every student and students are able to ask questions in class or attend office hours. Outside the classroom, there is a community feel where the student body doesn't feel too big or too small. It is rare to walk to class and not see at least one person that you know which creates a friendly atmosphere on campus.
I had an amazing college experience. What initially drew me to Marist was the stunning campus right on the Hudson River. Many of the buildings are brand new and absolutely beautiful (including some of the dorms). The professors are very intelligent and helpful. I had the opportunity to study abroad and intern in London. I made lifelong friends and even met my now fiance! I can truly say Marist as given me countless opportunities and has made me who I am today. If you are considering Marist, be sure to at least visit! If I could do it all over again, I would go back in a heartbeat.