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Reviews 883 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They've worked hard to keep everything extremely modern and updated, while making sure their staff is up to par. Classes seem helpful, and though one professor's teaching method may not work for everyone most people do make an effort to aid the class.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It depends which area you're in. In Fashion Merchandising/Marketing, there are huge connections with the school in New York, and they've seemingly made a name for themselves. Similarly with the media department in terms of Film and Television. Computer Science seems to have great connections as well, however I'm unfamiliar with how other majors find it.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The school works hard to make sure everyone is safe, and these measures are taken seriously. I feel that it's not very likely that the stereotype of college males raping college females is something that occurs hardly at all on campus. There have been cases of sexual molestation and assault, usually with the presence of alcohol, but the school does all it can.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It can be really great, however some of the housing options have been left as they are for so many years and there should no longer be students living in them. Maintenance does their best with what they can, but the school really tries to sweep it under the rug despite increases in tuition and room & board costs.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Though it's not particularly prevalent on campus, there's seemingly only one group that actually benefits anyone. The rest all seem very cliquey and the kinds of people that join are of a more elitist mentality.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There's not a big focus on getting students to join the athletic teams, more that people who are already on scholarship for it or sought it out specifically to follow from high school are involved. It's not particularly easy to pick up sports even for recreational purposes which is a shame

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had some truly incredible teachers who are committed to having the students learn. However, as I would at any school, I have had some bad experiences. Though the students are nice, friendly people, most are sheltered, privileged, and completely unaware of how much they've been given. This differs greatly from the mentality I'm used to, which made it difficult to assimilate properly.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you have a fake ID or are over the age of 21 it can be fun...otherwise you are in trouble. It's a bar school.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Sometimes there are frat parties on the weekends.. but those are rare and weather dependent. Bar school.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Great professors. Course options are limited, though, and registration process is awful.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Very limited diversity on campus. Majority of students come from similar socioeconomic backgrounds. Handful of international students who typically only interact with each-other.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Some kids do harder drugs at the bars but never seen anything outside the norm around campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is not gated but I never feel unsafe. Poughkeepsie locals do not walk onto campus randomly and we have security guards around all the time.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Typical freshman dorms. Not particularly clean or spacious but livable.

The freshman dorms in a nut-shell:

Champ: large amount of partiers, athletes, socialites/preps...LOUD but fun. There is not a good sense of community. Connected to dining hall and student center, which is great during the winter.

Leo: chill/friendly people, moderate level of partying, good sense of community--people make friends easily here, a good place if you're looking for that happy medium.

Sheahan: Less outgoing people who form small friend groups and stick with that friend group for the whole year...There is a stigma that comes with living in Sheahan but you can break that stereotype so long as you are not a total introvert who refuses to socialize. Close to rec center/gym but far from classes and dining hall.

Marian: People who live here are generally pretty friendly and form strong friendships with other people in the building. Triple rooms. Very quiet in comparison to other dorms, almost as quiet as Sheahan. Closest to academic buildings and library....(but not by much).

Priority point system is obnoxious and ruins friendships...would prefer a lottery system. Housing is not guaranteed all 4 years which is also a concern.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Could be better, could be worse. Student population is generally pretty decent and friendly if you make an effort to socialize.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Really really love going to Marist! Beautiful campus and generally very nice faculty and staff!

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: A lot of sports are represented on campus, but there isn't a track for runners.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety and security has a huge presence on campus, especially in underclassmen dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really wouldn't pick any other school to go to for college. The only thing that would make me change my mind would be a school with more science students.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Very rigorous academics here, especially in regards to the sciences and mathematics.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: We have a mostly white campus; there isn't much diversity except with athletes and international students.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: On-campus housing is guaranteed for the first two years only, but it's some sort of strange lottery system that stresses everyone out; there never seems to be enough on-campus housing and there are always build-up rooms.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There isn't a huge Greek life presence on campus, but we do have some small social fraternities/sororities on campus, as well as a few academic ones.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There isn't a strong drug presence on campus, in general. Security does a great job of keeping everyone safe.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is extremely cliquey and feels just like high school. It's ridiculous how immature some of these kids are and the drama that happens. I graduated high school and went through four years of that bull, I don't want to go through that in college.


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