Marist College

940 reviews
  1. Poughkeepsie, NY
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Marist College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Pioneer Football League
Address
3399 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Website

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

Acceptance Rate
39%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$34,255/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,441/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,500/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,198/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,536/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,859/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
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
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,876Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 44 responses
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  • Priveleged
    34%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Preppy
    14%
  • Sheltered
    14%
  • I do not look at people this way
    7%
  • Passionate
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
53%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.81 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    39%
  • Feels a little like high school
    15%
  • 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 Marist College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
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

Reviews

940 reviews
  • Excellent
    143
  • Very Good
    373
  • Average
    331
  • Poor
    63
  • Terrible
    30
What a wonderful school. Besides the beautiful campus, the classrooms are generally very beautiful (and air conditioned, which is great for the summer!) Help is there when you need it, mostly because the student-to-faculty ratio is so small. Great connections can be made with professors!
  • College Junior
  • 4 months ago
I went here for grad school. I received my MA in Museum Studies. The GREAT thing about Marist is that they have a campus in Florence, Italy and the grad program is a year. Perfect for Museum Studies. The program (which is taught in cooperation with LdM, Lorenzo de Medici Institute) has great professors and courses. The professors are mainly from the University of Florence or LdM and are NOT from Marist. This is important because while they are awesome, Marist's actual staff is not. Marist's staff there is disorganized and unprofessional. There were so many issues with our visas and not receiving paperwork etc. Just a lot of miscommunication. Hopefully they have fixed it since I went there (2012 to 2013) because this program really has the potential to be amazing and could put Marist on the map for Museum Studies!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • July 15 2015
I can honestly say that choosing Marist is one of the best decisions I have made. The classes are small, and professors are so open to meeting with you during office hours (or even booking appointments outside of their office hours if you can't attend them). The individual attention I get from professors has been invaluable, and the relationships I have developed with some of my professors has even led to being invited to present at a national conference and conduct my own research. Some of my favorite experiences at Marist have been with the clubs I am a part of. Because of the Priority Point system (students get points for academics, clubs, and discipline, and housing conditions), students are motivated to get involved in clubs and attend/help at different events, and our clubs have a strong presence on campus. One of the things that makes Marist unique is our location on the Hudson River. How many schools have docks and benches on the water, where students frequently sit by the river and socialize or do homework when it's warm out? When it's nice out, students also like to hang out on the green in front of the library, which is called "Marist Beach". Marist is such a beautiful campus and there are so many opportunities to get involved and have fun here!
  • College Junior
  • June 17 2015