Location
Poughkeepsie, NY
Undergrads
4,768
Tuition
$30,090
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 490 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Great course selection for Majors.

4 College Freshman

Computers: lots of computers in the library

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Having lots of fun and love the academics.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Really fun to go to the games, but not as big as Universities.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are reasonable and the business program is great.

James McCan is the Ceo of 1-800 flowers and attended Marist. He returns to give speeches to Marist students.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: give work/study and financial aid

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Security is at freshman dorms after 3, and visitors can only come on the weekends, but there are ways to get around these rules and sneak things into the dorms.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Don't have to do it, but if you do it can be a fun way to meet new people.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Cab drivers can be annoying, and overfill cars at night.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The balance of guys to girls is 45-55, which is pretty balanced. Everyone is willing to meet people, because we have a tight knit community. Everyone has their personal style, but because we have a huge fashion department you'll see some people in their most chic look. The relationship status at Marist isn't really prevalent, but you do see couples walking around.

3 College Junior

Parking: The lots which you are assigned to when you register for parking fill up very quickly, which then means you have to go search in other lots for parking. If you are in a spot where you are not supposed to be and Marist Security catches you, you should expect to receive a $25 ticket. If you don't pay these tickets your car will be booted. Moral of the story, park where you are supposed to.

4 College Junior

Academics: The workload here depends on the professor. Personally, I am usually swamped with work and I'm constantly in the library, but that does not stop me from having a good time and enjoying college. The professors are always willing to help. Because it is such a small school teachers are able to know you on more of a personal level. The average class size is around 25-30, which is the perfect size for me. The registration process is always hectic, but that's a given.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: The night life here is fun. Marist is a bar school versus and house-party school. Where ever you go out you are bound to see someone you know which is comforting. Every place is flooded with Marist students and these places know that.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I personally am not in sorority for the sole reason that it didn't interest me and it's not a big deal here at Marist. The people who are involved in greek life don't judge based on their involvement; they did it because they wanted to. I think their raising of funds for charities is great, and the parties are too, but their role does not affect campus life.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: It is not expensive to get around at Marist. There is a shuttle that takes you back and forth from the mall, which costs five dollars. Also taxis cost $3, which is extremely cheap. The train is the normal price, using AmTrack or the MetroNorth which is pretty expensive, but if you have to get to the city, it's what you have to do.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love Marist. Attending is probably one of the best decisions of my life and I would not change it for the world.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: To get away with something is not hard to do here; however, if there is a strict RA, or if Marist Security is walking around and they see something that you are not supposed to be doing you will get into trouble. If you keep quiet there should be suspicion. In the dorms it is very hard to get away with things when you live with 60 other people on one floor. The RA won't have a hard time knowing which room that party is going on in. If you get caught you will be written up.

College Junior

Diversity: There are a great deal of international students who attend Marist. I know someone from Dubai, Austria, and Europe. It's very interesting meeting people from around the world while just attending college. Everyone is accepted here. There is no judgement whether you are from here or from somewhere else.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The town of Poughkeepsie can be a bit nerve-racking, but I don't usually feel unsafe. The mall is great and also there are little towns that we can visit, which are only about 20 minutes away. There are a ton of local wineries, apple farms, etc. which is fun. Also anything you need is right down route 9. Very convenient.

College Junior

Drug Safety: Here, no one is to judge. Whether you partake in something or not no one will treat to differently. Peer pressure is not something to worry about here.

5 College Junior

Weather: Honestly, Marist is so beautiful that no matter what the weather is the campus still shines bright. When it's warm out the students go outside and hang out all day. People get the chance to meet people they never have before, mingle, talk, and have a great time. When its raining people might stay inside a bit more, however, the campus still is great and the walk to class in the rain is not bad.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Marist has a student booster club, which is one of the largest clubs on campus. Not only does this allow for students to gain priority points to get better housing, it gets the student out there supporting their teams. The basketball and football games probably have the most attendance and the stands become a big failing, cheering on the Red Foxes! People go all out and paint themselves, but must of the time we show out spirit through wearing a Marist teeshirt.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Red Fox Eatery is a great place for college students to go when they want to grab a bite to eat. The cost of the sandwiches and salads may be a little pricey; however, the food is great. The atmosphere when you walk in is homey and fun. There is a bunch of Marist apparel on the walls as well as pictures of the college students themselves. The owner takes pictures of groups of college students and puts them up on the wall for everyone to look at. He himself is a very nice man and makes everyone feel welcome.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Always present throughout campus and are available throughout the night if any issues arise. They frequently email the student body on safety precautions throughout the city as well as on the campus itself. They don't harass students often and are good about breaking up parties and other social events as well as keeping them safe and constrained

4 College Student

Transportation: There are regular shuttles that carry students around the city to various popular areas such as the mall, train station, shopping centers, and other popular destinations. The bus system is also frequently used and there are many students a who bring their cars to campus as well. If there are no other modes of transportation, there are many close retail shops and food stores close by within walking distance.

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