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.

Website: www.marist.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,699
Undergraduate
Students
(57.5%) 3,278 Women
(42.5%) 2,421 Men
958
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
43% of 11,376 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
604 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
611 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,075
Tuition and Fees
$38,375
Room and Board
$17,600
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Freshman Award
$27,579
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,681
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
243
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 50% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
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Campus Life

Poughkeepsie Population
30,639
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Albany, New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Red Fox
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
10.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.1% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students
2.3% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2  
History 1  
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 1
SAT Only Considered if submitted February 1
ACT Only Considered if submitted February 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
3399 North Road
City, State, Zip
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387
Phone
(845) 575-3226
Fax
(845) 471-6213
E-mail
admission@marist.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
43% of 11,376 applicants were admitted
Women
40% of 6,808 applicants were admitted
Men
47% of 4,568 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,476 (30%) of 4,849 admitted students enrolled
Women
815 (30%) of 2,723 admitted students enrolled
Men
661 (31%) of 2,126 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
18% of 4820 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
4,820
Students Accepting Wait List Position
887
Students Admitted From Wait List
99

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.30
3.75 and Above
22%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
604 average
550-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
45%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
611 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
11%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
20%
Score of 24 - 29
63%
Score of 18 - 23
17%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 22%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 87%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,075
Tuition and Fees
$38,375
Room and Board
$17,600
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Financial.Aid@Marist.Edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline November 15
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002765
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,052 (81.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
768 (73.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
768 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
196 (25.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
72%
Average Award
$27,579
Need-Based Gift
Received by 749 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,130
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 639 (83.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,351
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 115 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
393 (30.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,150

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,582 (72.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,858 (79.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,857 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
722 (25.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$26,750
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,766 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $16,425
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,430 (85.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,310
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 305 (10.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,409 (28.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,085

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$37,681
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
3,533
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
107
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Local/State Students
Number of Awards
120
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,687
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Interior Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Radio and Television
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
243
Part-Time Faculty
365
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
30%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 50% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 6% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 44% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 50% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
429,143
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
879
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Science
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Education--General
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marketing
  • Museum Studies
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • School Psychology
  • Software Engineering

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Poughkeepsie Population
30,639
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Albany, New York City
Campus Size
210 acres

Weather

Temperature
11 average low in January, 79 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Poughkeepsie
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Poughkeepsie

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
39%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
night residence hall monitors

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Red Fox
School Colors
White and red

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x x  
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Football     x  
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Water Polo x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Football    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Football x  
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Water Polo    
Women's Club Sports
bowling, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, skiing (downhill)
Men's Club Sports
bowling, cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, skiing (downhill), volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, field hockey, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, marist singers, dance club, student government, theater club, community service and campus ministry
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,699
Women
3,278 (57.5%)
Men
2,421 (42.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,085
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.8% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
10.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.1% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students.
2.3% from 67 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
958

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
83%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
83.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
22.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 5%
Medicine 1%
Education 7%
Other 8%

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