B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B-
Marist College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
3399 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Website
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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 2015, 97% 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
45%
SAT Range
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes
Will You Get In?

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Cost

Net Price
$35,586/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,236/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,876/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,091/ year
  • $76-110k
    $32,607/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,700/ year

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.70 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,874Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
14%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    34%
  • Priveleged
    30%
  • Preppy
    12%
  • Sheltered
    12%
  • I do not look at people this way
    6%
  • Passionate
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
56%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.87 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.97 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    45%
  • Best four years of my life
    13%
  • Feels a little like high school
    13%
  • Been a struggle, but worth it
    11%
  • Best First Semester that I could've asked for
    11%
  • Disorganized
    4%
  • Berathtaking
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
48%
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 is such a welcoming and well-rounded institution. From the relationships with faculty members, to the friends I have met in my housing and in clubs, I would not trade my experience at Marist for the world! I am academically challenged while receiving support from my professors, which is very important to me! In addition, I love being apart of the array of clubs and activities Marist has to offer. The kind community really made me choose to come here, as everyone really wanted to foster in my growth and development in all aspects of my life!
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I fell in love with the Marist College campus the second I stepped foot onto it my junior year of high school. It was the first school I visited, and from the first moment I knew it was going to be the one I attended. Everyone here is so friendly and kind, and the professors really care about you and how you are doing both academically and mentally. The freshman dorms are accommodating and always super clean. There is something for everyone here, whether its clubs, sports, classes, Marist does a great job in offering an array of different things for people to join!
Marist was a school I fell in love with since the first time I toured my sophomore year of high school. Now, being a freshman student my love for the school has grown as Marist has surpassed all of my expectations! From the friendly atmosphere of the faculty and students alike, I always find myself smiling knowing that I am apart of such a friendly and safe community. Having small classes are truly amazing, for it allows for more personal lectures that are so thought provoking. My professors all know me well in this short amount of time that I've been here, and they are always more than willing to help! I can confidently say that I am so happy with my decision to become a Red Fox!