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Founded in 1929, Marist College. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 5,616 full time undergraduate students, and 953 full time graduate students.
The Marist College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 232 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Marist College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,44% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
95% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 70% were in the top quarter, and 23% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Marist College.
105 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
69 Students rated off-campus housing 3.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
106 Students rated campus food 3.1 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
115 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.
116 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.
115 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
115 Students rated local services 3.6 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
115 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.
40 Students rated Marist College
The campus is beautiful, but don't let that deceive you. I transferred out after my sophomore year to go to a new college because I couldn't stand the substance abuse issues and lack of campus culture. Most people are basic, generic, and only friendly on the surface. If your idea of a social life is to drink every night at crappy bars with the same 4-6 people you live with, then Marist is the right place for you. The school itself is like a safe little bubble of predominantly sheltered white students who only leave campus to go to bars because Poughkeepsie isn't a great area for activities. I loved my professors, but you can find good professors at any school. I just couldn't take living in the "Marist bubble", anymore. Yes the campus looks like a country club, but ask yourself if you'll be happy doing nothing but drinking on weekends and trying to force your basic girl/guy roommates to like you so you don't feel left out. A lot of students are sheltered and privileged. There are many openly conservative students and a lot of the so called liberal students are not very progressive, they are white girls engaging in performative activism by reposting pastel infographics on their Instagram stories and patting themselves on the back. If you are unique in any way, or don't like to drink, I would find a city school or a different college. I regret the money I spent here. Tuition is going up every year because they keep redoing the buildings to attract wealthy, white prospective students. Campus life is just going to crappy bars every weekend and getting hammered with the same people you live with. Don't like the people you live with? Looks like you're out of luck. I wish I had never spent time at this school full of sheltered, shallow alcoholics wasting their parents money on a useless communications degree.
Pros: great sciences, great media classes and media lab, beautiful campus, decent accommodations center
Cons: have to drive most places, not many parking places for commuter students, not great vegetarian or vegan options in the dining hall, dark campus at night, accommodations housing is far from the main buildings, lots of parties (I'm not a party person)
I visited Marist a few months ago and it is absolutely beautiful. As I was walking around campus, current students were really nice. The campus itself is very pleasing and gave me the "home" feeling. The facilities were updated and clean. Everyone seemed kind and easy to talk to. It is definitely a 10/10 college campus!
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Marist College is 40%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Go to a state college if you can to save money, or start at a community college. Dont waste time partying, keep your grades up and get the best experience for your money
They are all there to learn.
Marist is the only school with a Red Fox as a mascot; his name is Shooter. If you attended any other school, a common argument would be which school has the best panther, or who's cardnal has a better costume. Not at Marist; we are unique and very original, not to mention Shooter has a cool costume that attracts kids.
It is a great place for higher education, but also a great place to experience everything that college has to offer.
Marist College is amazing. It is just the right size, not too big and not too small. The classes are rarely more than 30 students so your professors really know you. We have a great night life whether you want to bar hop or go to a frat party. Even if you don't drink, Marist offers a ton of stuff to do when you're not in class. The housing is also great. After freshman year, you're almost guaranteed an apartment style house with your friends. In the warm weather everyone lays outside and has a great time. We like to call it camp Marist.
The greek life on campus is small but they do a lot. They run Relay For Life and many other charities, the frats have houses and have parties, and they have greek week in the spring. Poughkeepsie has a ton of bars, some are 21+ while some are 18 to get it. Taxis will take you there for $2 a ride. Sports teams also have houses and will have parties. Junior and Senior housing isn't dry so they can drink in their dorms. Marist also sponsors events like concerts, coffeehouses, plays, and trips to the city for cheap. There really is never a dull moment here.
While the administration and faculty are wonderfully tolerant, supportive, and open minded individuals, I wish there was more acceptance and openness of lgbt people by their peers.
Very small campus and students receive a lot of attention from professors
All the professors are experts in their field. They all work one on one with you and have to have office hours where you can go and ask questions or get help. The writing center will proofread your papers for free and Marist also can hook you up with a tutor if you're having trouble in a class. Our iLearn system makes it possible to take classes online or supplement a physical class.
There is a high consentration of people from New Jersey and Long Island, so most of the compus population is well of financially and expects you to be as well
At first, Marist may seem to be comprised of white, middle-to-upper class students from places like Long Island and New Jersey. While a percentage of our population is from the Tri-State area and come from suburban areas, this is not true of the entire student body. After a short time at the school, you will begin to pick up on just how DIVERSE we really are. It may not seem so on the outside, but I am constantly amazed by the wide variety of backgrounds, personalities, experiences and opinions of my fellow students. There is just about every "type" of college student represented at Marist and finding your niche is simply an act of putting yourself out there, joining clubs and activities that interest you and making the most out of your time here.
We have an excellent programming committee. We have concerts. Lupe Fiasco was just here as well as All American Rejects, Gym Class Heroes, etc. The school is also within 10 minutes of some really excellent concert venues. There are always things to do on campus.
It is an semi-expensive private school so many people here are in the upper middle class but Marist is doing a good job in trying to become more diverse. We have a big fashion program here too so you'll see a lot of really well dressed girls in your 8am classes and feel sloppy in your pajamas.
The small class sizes, and great on campus housing.
Basically someone who thinks paying a fair sum of money automatically equals a good education because here you need to earn your degree.
When deciding the most frustrating thing about this school, i beleive it would be the limited time or comprehension of some subjects. The class room envioment is ideal and best fit for students like myself. Yet with the limited time one may have such comprensions for a class may nt be interpreted to the best of their written ability because they arent explained, nor looked at in a further depth of explaation.
Anyone interested in a good education in business, communications or design should attend this school.
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A peek inside the best housing option at Marist!
Julie Lavin '09 addresses accepted students for the class of 2013 on April 19, 2009 and shares her own personal Marist experience
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
91% of students
attending Marist College receive some sort of financial aid.
15% were awarded federal grants.
While 60% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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