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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.

Institution TypePrivate
Undergraduate Students5,616
   Women3,286 (58.5%)
   Men2,330 (41.5%)
Graduate Students953


Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate41% of 11,087 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.30
SAT Math593 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading582 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing583 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance$52,600
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met65%
Average Freshman Award$20,812
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 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 Population30,639
Nearest Metropolitan AreaAlbany, New York City
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of freshmen, 69% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
MascotRed 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 Students2.2% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning90.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
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Average 3.59 3.82 609 621 28
Low 2.97 2.80 420 470 21
High 4.00 4.70 750 720 33
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Marist's Lowell Thomas Communications Center is named after the legendary broadcast pioneer and explorer, who lived nearby.

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