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Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY
Marist College is a private, liberal arts college. Founded as a college for men in 1929, it adopted coeducation in 1968. Its focus on technology in the educational experience provides students with today's most advanced learning tools. The fully networked campus includes a voice and data telecommunications system that extends to all areas of the college and worldwide through the Internet. Students enjoy a user-friendly curriculum that provides for dual majors, a major and minor option, extensive internship opportunities or a unique study abroad program. The Honors Program is open to all majors and is tailor-made to students' needs. The college's location on the Hudson River is ideal for environmental studies. In addition, the Hudson Valley offers a unique opportunity for the study of history, political science and the arts. Its 150-acre campus is located in Poughkeepsie, 75 miles north of New York City.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,616
   Women 3,286 (58.5%)
   Men 2,330 (41.5%)
Graduate Students 953
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 41% of 11,087 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.30
SAT Math 593 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 582 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $52,600
  Tuition and Fees $35,050
  Room and Board $14,650
Average Percent of Need Met 65%
Average Freshman Award $20,812
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 234
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 47% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
Poughkeepsie Population 30,639
Nearest Metropolitan Area Albany, New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 69% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Red Fox
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.1% Asian
4.2% Black/African-American
10.1% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.8% White
1.4% Unknown
International Students 2.2% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning 90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 74.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 68%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 21.1%