B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Marist College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
3399 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Website
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 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

Acceptance Rate
39%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Marist College

Cost

Net Price
$34,255/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,441/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,500/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,198/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,536/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,859/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
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
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,876Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Priveleged
    34%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Preppy
    14%
  • Sheltered
    14%
  • I do not look at people this way
    7%
  • Passionate
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.81 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    39%
  • Feels a little like high school
    15%
  • Been a struggle, but worth it
    12%
  • Best First Semester that I could've asked for
    12%
  • Best four years of my life
    12%
  • Disorganized
    5%
  • Berathtaking
    2%

After Marist College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
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

Marist College Reviews

957 reviews
All Categories
When I arrived, Marist put all my worries to rest. I quickly adapted to school work. I saw my friends from other colleges struggling to keep up and balance a social life, when I barely had to think about it! The classrooms at Marist are personalized and it's easy to ask questions. My friends at other schools had 200 student lecture halls, and class was no help. It's the opposite at Marist! Classes are interesting and most professors are extremely helpful. The professors want you to succeed. My friends tell me horror stories of their lecture hall professors at other colleges who try to separate "the strong from the weak". Yikes! The great thing about college is that everyone you live with is in the same boat as you. Freshman students all want to make friends. I loved the fireworks and dj social the first Sunday at Marist. I always have fun. Whether it's an on campus or off campus event, there is always something to do. I never want to leave!
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Marist has been my number one school since my junior year of high school. Now I am a college sophomore and it is still my number one choice. The people in the Marist family are the friendliest people you will ever meet. If you ask around many people will say Marist is their second home. It's equipped with a wide variety of majors and knowledgable professors, amazing study abroad and internship opportunities, a gorgeous campus, and familiar smiling faces everywhere you go. Marist is truly something special!
I fell in love with Marist the second I pulled up to campus for the first time. This was my top choice school and the only school I applied to. I am so happy with my decision to come to Marist. I have so many fond memories here, both in and out of the classroom. I am so thankful to be receiving a well rounded liberal arts education where I can excel in my classes and be part of a close knit learning community. I have such fond memories of getting lunch at Red Fox Eatery with my friends, hanging out down by the river on sunny days, playing frisbee on Marist Beach, performing in the Dance Ensemble show cases, helping out at the Silver Needle Fashion Show, and so much more. I am so lucky to call Marist home!