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
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

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
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Test Scores and GPA for Marist College

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
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 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 45 responses
Report
  • Priveleged
    33%
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Sheltered
    13%
  • I do not look at people this way
    7%
  • Passionate
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
54%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.82 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.92 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    40%
  • Feels a little like high school
    14%
  • 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 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 Reviews

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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!
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Marist College has met all of my expectations for college. My advisors and professors have been helpful outside of class, and are always accessible when I need them. My dorm room feels like my own little home now, and the view of the Hudson River never gets old on my walks to class. Also, the community at Marist is so friendly, from my friends on my floor to the staff in the dining hall! I feel very comfortable on campus and just love being here. Choosing to come to Marist was definitely the best decision for me, and it is an all around excellent school for college!
I fell in love with Marist College in 4th grade, and decided that this is where I was going to go to school. Eleven years later, I am a junior in the Education department and cannot say enough great things about this school. For one, I think that it is the most beautiful college campus in America, especially in the fall. Not only is the campus beautiful, but on my walk to class every day I am greeted by smiling faces, and people who will hold the door for you no matter how far away you are. The class sizes are small, and because of this I have many friends in my classes, and professors that truly care about me inside and outside of the classroom. They really do call it the Marist Family for a reason!