Students Say

While students are undoubtedly drawn to Marist College’s “beautiful campus on the Hudson” and “magnificent scenery,” it is the private school’s abundance of academic offerings that really gets students excited. The “well-known business program,” “great communications program,” “five-year accelerated grad school for psychology,” and “unbelievable study abroad programs, offering programs in over twenty countries,” all help contribute to “Marist’s continually rising prestige and national recognition.”

Overview

Applicants
10,351
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

21%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
540 - 620
SAT Math
550 - 640
ACT Composite
24 - 28

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

While students are undoubtedly drawn to Marist College’s “beautiful campus on the Hudson” and “magnificent scenery,” it is the private school’s abundance of academic offerings that really gets students excited. The “well-known business program,” “great communications program,” “five-year accelerated grad school for psychology,” and “unbelievable study abroad programs, offering programs in over twenty countries,” all help contribute to “Marist’s continually rising prestige and national recognition.” A favorite among the study abroad programs is the Freshman Florence Experience. Also of note is the school’s “renowned fashion design program” where one student raves that “the job-placement rate coming out of the fashion program is amazing, especially in today’s economy.” Though comparatively small in size, Marist is able to hold its own against larger schools when it comes to resources. The college boasts a “connection to IBM” that promotes student internships and provides students and faculty access to advanced high performance IBM hardware and software and “an amazing library with very helpful resources and materials for research.” However, when it comes to their campus, students do feel that there is one area that could use improvement—student housing. They generally agree, “Marist needs more upperclassmen housing since it is only guaranteed to freshmen and sophomores.” When describing the school faculty, students gush about their professors who are “top-notch,” “knowledgeable, and lively,” and “often accessible and approachable outside of the classroom.” One student says, “They are always inclusive in class discussions, and they have a zest and spark for what they’re teaching us.” A slightly more critical student reports, “Professors in lower-level courses tend to lecture too much, but the teachers in midand upper-level courses tend to have a real passion for their subjects and can make even accounting interesting.” All in all, students generally agree, “Marist College prepares students to face the real world with knowledge and skills, rather than simply earn impressive grades.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
595
with Terminal Degree
262

309
Men
286
Women
72
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
87%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Rik Smits
Former NBA Player

Bill O'Reilly
Television News Anchor

Christopher McCann
President 1-800-FLOWERS

Timothy G. Brier
Co-founder, priceline.com

Maureen O'Rourke
Dean, Boston University School of Law

Laurie DeJong
President & CEO, LDJ Productions NYC, Inc.

Paul Brown
Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, NYPD

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
71
Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,888

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$14,733

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,932

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$32,914

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
68%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$15,880

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$32,000
Required Fees
$500
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,400
Transportation for Commuters
$1,270

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

While it may be easy to buy into the homogenous “Marist Family” sentiment that many students express, the student population and dynamics are more nuanced than that. Some students claim that Marist is “full of bros and preppy girls,” while others point out, “The average Marist student is probably white and middle-class, with a Catholic upbringing.” One student chimes in, “The school could definitely work to diversify the students who go here. The majority are from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut,” though national and international enrollment is on the rise. While it seems that “students who are more free-spirited, ‘hipster,’ or those who do not like partying will have a much harder time fitting in,” some students make the case that “if you give Marist a chance, you will definitely find people that you like to hang out with.” In general, students feel warmly about their peers and describe them as “outgoing and goal-oriented” and “nice, kind, caring, and willing to talk to anyone and make them feel like they fit in.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,566
Out of State
44%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
41

Demographics

2.61%
Asian
4.03%
African-American
8.78%
Hispanic
74.43%
Caucasian
8.05%
Unknown
1.53%
International

59% female
41% male
44% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview

Students Say

With more than “eighty clubs and organizations,” as well as Division I sports at Marist College, it is clear that students aren’t exaggerating when they say, “There is always something to do on campus whether it’s a lecture from one of the puppeteers from Sesame Street, a hypnotist, a concert, or a live animal demonstration.” The school’s surrounding environment and entertainment offerings also inspire one student to wax rhapsodic: “Life is simple and beautiful. Who else gets to watch the sunset over the beautiful Hudson River? The Student Programming Council is on top of their game: Broadway trips, Yankee games, ski/snowboard trips, comedians, pop stars...we had wolves come to our school for a conservation program...what other school gets wolves?” For those students who are less exuberant about having wolves in their proximity, they can always escape off campus. “The Poughkeepsie Galleria is not too far up the road, and that poses as a good break and social outing,” and “NYC is an easy train ride away.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
73%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
80
First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
89

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Disabilities Support Program

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Jean Vizvary

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducation evaluation

Documentation Requred for ADHD
Yes

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
85
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
5

3% join a fraternity
3% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

47% participate in intramural sports
11% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Red Foxes)
12 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Red Foxes)
13 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
76

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
42

Average Number of PC's per Lab
20

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo ThinkPad University Program, Lenovo and Apple desktops and laptops available for students and employees at educational pricing in College Computer store.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kent Rinehart
Dean of Admission

Address
Office of Admission
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387

Phone
845-575-3226

Email
admission@marist.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
James A Cannavino Library
James J McCann Recreation Center
Hancock Center
Newly Renovated Student Center with Dining Hall
Newly Built Music Department

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Walkway Over the Hudson
Mohonk Mountain Preserve
Lake Minewaska
FDR Home and Library
Vanderbilt Mansion

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Varies - fall

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Poughkeepsie Train station is 1 mile from campus. The station is served by Metro-North train, and Amtrak. Stewart Airport is 30 minutes away in Newburgh, New York.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Marist can be reached from Interstate 84 and 87 from I-87 take exit 17, follow signs to 84 east, take 84 east to exit 13. Follow route 9 North to campus. From 84 or west take exit 13 to route 9 North.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express (rates go from $90 to $130) and the Courtyard by Marriott (rates go from $100 to $150)
Marist College campus - Image 0
javascript

Key Stats

10,351
Applicants
5,566
Size
37%
Acceptance Rate
1180
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists