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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  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
    B+
3399 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
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
46%
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
$37,421/ 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
$16,702/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.101 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.101 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
2
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    16%
  • On Campus
    82%
  • Online
    2%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,139Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
531
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 80 responses
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  • Friendly
    41%
  • Priveleged
    25%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Sheltered
    10%
  • I do not look at people this way
    6%
  • Passionate
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
58%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.118 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.128 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 78 responses
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  • Beautiful
    46%
  • Best First Semester that I could've asked for
    14%
  • Feels a little like high school
    12%
  • Best four years of my life
    9%
  • Been a struggle, but worth it
    6%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Disorganized
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $56,900/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    83%
    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

    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 personally love Marist, primarily because I met my best friends there. One of the main reasons why I chose Marist was because of there abroad programs. I got to take full advantage of that by being apart of there Freshman Florence Experience my freshman year. My transition from Florence back to the main campus was a bit rocky, but once I started to fully join the Marist community I found myself having the time of my life!
    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!