Students Say

Marist College is a comprehensive college with liberal arts tradition located “on the Hudson River” that is gaining a national reputation. The students enjoy the “small class sizes,” “Catholic underpinning” (the school was founded as a Catholic school but is no longer officially associated with the church), and “proximity to New York City.” Located in Poughkeepsie, NY, Marist is only “an hour and a half away from NYC,” providing plenty of opportunities for internships, jobs, and excursions to the greatest city in the world. Students also boast about the “excellent alumni network” and “very strong study abroad program.”

Overview

Applicants
9,751
Acceptance Rate
39%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
24%
3.00 - 3.24
21%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 640
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
540 - 640
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
25 - 29

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Marist College is a comprehensive college with liberal arts tradition located “on the Hudson River” that is gaining a national reputation. The students enjoy the “small class sizes,” “Catholic underpinning” (the school was founded as a Catholic school but is no longer officially associated with the church), and “proximity to New York City.” Located in Poughkeepsie, NY, Marist is only “an hour and a half away from NYC,” providing plenty of opportunities for internships, jobs, and excursions to the greatest city in the world. Students also boast about the “excellent alumni network” and “very strong study abroad program.” “Marist just feels like home the moment you pull on to campus,” one student says. “You can receive a great education here along with the beautiful view it offers,” a Business Administration major explains. “Marist is about opportunity” and the school provides an “enriching community with a variety of clubs, courses, and activities for all students to enjoy.” “Marist revolves around progressively learning to obtain jobs for the immediate future” and students graduate “prepared for the workplace.” An example of this is the Computer Science program that offers the opportunity for “joint study with IBM.” “The partnership with IBM has allowed our school to work side by side with some of the biggest leaders in the technology industry,” one student explains. The Fashion Program is also very strong and popular with students. The staff of “incredibly knowledgeable and engaging” professors are “very hands on.” “Classes are capped at about 25 students,” and “most professors are willing to work one-on-one with you to ensure you will progress academically.” “Professors generally demonstrate enthusiasm for material, with a soundly deliberate approach to relaying it to students,” a Computer Science major clarifies. The faculty really “care about students” and “encourage students to go see them if you are falling behind or have any personal issues.” “We are go-getters and a growing college,” one happy student says while another sums up Marist thusly: “Marist College is the complete package—academics and extracurricular keep me busy and having fun.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
601
with Terminal Degree
267

322
Men
279
Women
74
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
77%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, General
  • Radio and Television

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Science

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Social Work

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Interior Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia


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

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
77%
Graduate in 6 years

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,152

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$15,447

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,953

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,801

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$17,152

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$33,250
Required Fees
$500
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,425
Transportation for Commuters
$1,300

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Many Marist students “come from the tri-state area,” especially Long Island, “but there is also a great variation of people from all over the world with many personalities.” The average student is “preppy,” “friendly,” “well off” and “ready to meet new people.” Students are active on campus, and most “join a club, sports team, or Greek life.” Students do think that “the diversity could be expanded a little.” The school’s fashion program seems to influence school style, as many remark that the student body is “nicely dressed” and “up with the latest fashion trends.” Some say the school is “very clique based,” but that “students find their clique.” “Students typically fit in well, even those who differ from the typical student.” “Marist is where the nice people go,” one Psychology major says. “The students at Marist are the kind of people who hold the door for you and say ‘god bless you’ when you sneeze.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,516
Out of State
43%

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
44

Demographics

2.85%
Asian
4.05%
African-American
9.39%
Hispanic
78.90%
Caucasian
2.41%
Unknown
1.83%
International

59% female
41% male
43% are out of state
88% are full time
12% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Although Marist students are “hard workers,” “life at Marist is often very relaxing because of its atmosphere and location.” Students love to be outside on their “spectacular” “sprawling green campus” that is located “on the beautiful Hudson River.” “When the weather is nice you can find the campus littered with all ages and classes enjoying the sun and the open campus areas,” a student explains. The location provides students with the best of both worlds. They live in a gorgeous campus and can go to the lovely city of Poughkeepsie “for shopping, hiking, apple picking, or just walking around our rich community.” On the other hand, all the big cities pleasures of NYC are just “a train ride away” and students regularly go down for “day or weekend trips to the city.” Some students wish there was “bigger Greek life” on campus. On campus, sporting events are popular and the college provides events for students such as “movies, shows, Bingo, and Open Mic.” When not at a campus event or going to “historical sites in the Hudson Valley,” students like to “go out to parties,” “hang out with friends,” or attend “random cookie nights in a dorm.”

Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
98%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
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

50% 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


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
41

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)
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Key Stats

9,751
Applicants
5,516
Size
39%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists