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Academics

At Marist College, faculty “like to make classes interactive yet challenging in a positive aspect.” They also value real-life experience and connections in their classrooms. “I have had faculty … [in contact with] a finance firm … within minutes of me mentioning interest in working there,” says a student. Professors are “highly qualified,” “diverse in the way they teach,” and “always willing to help,” both in and out of class. “The academics are the best thing about Marist,” says another student. Support staff and advisors are also highly praised for being “some of the most supportive people.” The Honors program at Marist is “a huge strength because it unlocks many advantages” by “[exploring] unique perspectives on topics related to all sorts of majors.” Honors courses include “a class on the ethical implications of emerging technology [and] an economics course focused on why nations fail.” One course even involves “riding a boat up and down the Hudson River” in order to examine the environment of the area.

Student Body

Students identify the community at Marist as “incredibly friendly,” and they point out that students have an unspoken “policy to hold the door open for people,” “no matter the weather condition.” One student commented: “I’ve never met so many friendly strangers in New York in my life.” Another observes that “nearly everyone … is Catholic, but the majority are not religious.” While many students herald Marist for its diversity, others claim that appears more “on paper” than on campus. The dominant groups on campus appear to be “athletes,” “in the fashion department,” or those “studying computers/technology.” “I find that students are very hungry for knowledge,” says a student. A large portion of the student body also likes to give back: it’s common for students to “participate in two hours of weekly community service … [or] help with one-time community-service events.”

Campus Life

Marist is near the Hudson River, so students often “fill their days by walking along and laying out … when [the weather] is nice.” In the winter, “students may be sledding on snow days or getting together with friends” elsewhere. “A big tradition is jumping into the Hudson River before you graduate,” says a student. Indeed, Marist’s beauty, which “never fails to amaze” students, offers nearby Rhinebeck and New Paltz for hiking and access to the Walkway Over the Hudson, as well as the chance to just walk around the “rich community.” For study time, there are campus cafés, and “there are a lot of cute [off-campus cafés] around Poughkeepsie,” too. The library “is a very popular hub for studying, group work, or just [hanging] out.” Clubs and intramurals “[give] the campus life after dark.” Students also mention that “the student center often holds events like bingo nights, stand-up [comedy nights], and more.” Outside of participating either in sports or clubs, many students “intern in NYC several times a week while also maintaining a social life.”

Overview

Applicants
11,207
Acceptance Rate
46%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
26%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
570 - 660
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15

Early Decision II — February 1

Early Action — November 15

Regular — February 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
595
with Terminal Degree
272

304
Men
291
Women
87
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
76%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP 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 and Media Studies.
  • Radio and Television.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Social Studies Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language 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 PROGRAMS.

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

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Natural Resources Management and Policy.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General.
  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.
  • Psychology, Other.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Fashion/Apparel Design.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Game and Interactive Media Design.
  • Interior Design.
  • Intermedia/Multimedia.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
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
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Rik Smits
Retired Professional Basketball Player (Indiana Pacers)

Jerome Pickett
Executive Vice President and Chief Security Officer

Christopher McCann
President and CEO, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

Timothy G. Brier
Co-founder, priceline.com

Kevin MacLellan
Chairman of NBC Universal International

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

Darren Sugg
Creative Director at Epic Games and Designer of ?Fortnite?

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
76%
Graduate in 5 years
82%
Graduate in 6 years
83%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

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

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Marist has several programs that help students integrate service into their educational experience. As a criminal justice major told us, "Marist provides a quality education with a strong emphasis on making connections and giving back to the community." For example, through the Tarver Summer Internships, named after community leader and civil rights activist, Marie Tarver, Marist students learn how to be creative and independent while working alongside existing organizations toward a common goal. These paid internships require students to design and execute a project in coordination with a faculty member, who serves as a mentor, and a community organization, which provides the infrastructure for the student's project. In consultation with their mentor and the local organization's director, interns identify key issues their work will address and how the project's objectives align with the strategic goals of the organization. As one example of what Tarver Interns can do, meet 2014 intern Dahley Turner, who with the help of her faculty mentor, associate professor of social work Daria Hanssen, developed a youth intervention program in association with an organization called Liberty Partnership Program, or LPP. This organization works with the local school districts to helps at-risk high school students develop skills that will help them succeed in college and their careers. Dahley worked with the director of LPP to develop and implement "a self-confidence building curriculum" and devised a method to measure the intervention's impact through pre- and post-assessments. She then prepared a report on the intervention's findings to the campus community. Experiences like these help students learn how to develop actionable plans, coordinate resources, measure effects, and present their results.

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 31

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,548

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$17,746

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,953

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$39,035

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$16,374

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$39,925
Required Fees
$600
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,125

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$3,000
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

On-Campus Room and Board
$17,970
Comprehensive Fee

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)

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,670
Foreign Countries Represented
50

Demographics

2.65%
Asian
4.26%
African-American
10.40%
Hispanic
76.48%
Caucasian
2.37%
International

58% female
42% male
53% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
61%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
95%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Support Program

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Patricia Cordner

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Required for LD

Psych / Ed Evaluation

Documentation Required for ADHD

Psych/Ed Eval & Medical Documentation

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
2

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
2

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
2

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
81
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

64% 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

77/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

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.

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
Murray Student Center and 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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