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
5,670
Undergraduate
Students
(58.0%) 3,288 Women
(42.0%) 2,382 Men
954
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
46% of 11,207 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
570-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
618 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$61,620
Tuition and Fees
$40,525
Room and Board
$17,970
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Freshman Award
$28,377
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,035
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
247
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
61% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Red Fox
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.3% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students
2.3% from 64 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.0%
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 Not used if submitted February 1
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
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, February 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
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
46% of 11,207 applicants were admitted
Women
43% of 6,754 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 4,453 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,476 (28%) of 5,181 admitted students enrolled
Women
859 (29%) of 2,915 admitted students enrolled
Men
666 (29%) of 2,266 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
89% of 307 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
52% of 6,045 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
4,592
Students Accepting Wait List Position
983
Students Admitted From Wait List
106

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
570-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
10%
Score of 600 - 700
48%
Score of 500 - 600
39%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
618 average
580-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
9%
Score of 600 - 700
58%
Score of 500 - 600
30%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
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
60%
Score of 18 - 23
19%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
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: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$61,620
Tuition and Fees
$40,525
Room and Board
$17,970
Books and Supplies
$1,125
Other Expenses
$2,000
Payment Plans
 

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 -100
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002765
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,045 (81.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
770 (73.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
769 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
173 (25.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$28,377
Need-Based Gift
Received by 742 (97.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,548
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 645 (83.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,301
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 110 (15.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
420 (30.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,813

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,586 (72.3%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,870 (80.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,868 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
557 (25.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$25,864
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,777 (96.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $17,746
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,428 (85.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,577
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 310 (10.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,559 (28.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,684

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,035
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
3,764
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
113
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
153
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,672
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
  • 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
  • Communication, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database 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
  • Game and Interactive Media Design
  • History, General
  • Information Technology
  • Interior Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Natural Resources Management and Policy
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Psychology, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • 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 for most or all students
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
247
Part-Time Faculty
348
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
32%
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
426,220
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
997
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 Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Analytics
  • Computer Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Public Administration
  • 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
61% 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, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, crew, cross-country running, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, skiing (downhill), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo

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
5,670
Women
3,288 (58.0%)
Men
2,382 (42.0%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
5,139
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.7% Asian
4.4% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.3% White
0.8% Unknown
International Students.
2.3% from 64 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
954

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
87.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
82.2%
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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