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
Rolling Admissions
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
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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

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
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.75 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.75 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 55 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    36%
  • Priveleged
    27%
  • Sheltered
    13%
  • Preppy
    11%
  • I do not look at people this way
    7%
  • 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.92 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    42%
  • Best First Semester that I could've asked for
    15%
  • Feels a little like high school
    13%
  • Best four years of my life
    12%
  • Been a struggle, but worth it
    10%
  • 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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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.
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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.
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!