Poughkeepsie, NY
Marist College


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Recent Reviews

jennifer
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Marist College is a beautiful campus with a laid back feel but an emphasis on a bright and successful future.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Marist College is a beautiful campus with a laid back feel but an emphasis on a bright and successful future.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a place that fits your personality. Would you prefer to be in a city or a suburb? Do you want a huge party school or no alcohol pressures at all? Would you want to be able to walk to all your classes or do you prefer a bus/subway/etc? Narrow down your preferences and you will find the place for you. Once you visit the right school, it will click and you will know that you belong there. Tour during nice weather and take a tour more than once. This is a big decision and you should take it seriously.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I don't think I wish I had known anything. I am very satisfied with this school and there were no bad surprises.

Don't
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You really never know until you get there how you're going to feel. It's really important to try as many things as you can be...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You really never know until you get there how you're going to feel. It's really important to try as many things as you can before you decide to stay. And honestly, if you're unhappy, transfer! There is no sense wasting money to go a school you will be miserable at if you remain there. But go where you think you feel most at home. If a campus isn't diverse, don't be surprised when everyone acts the same. You need to be able to maintain a sense of self, and not get lost in the crowd. Your college experience should be about you- so go ahead, be an officer in 3 clubs, take electives in things you actually like, and take advantage of everything your college is willing to offer you. It's not all parties and booze, it's about the experiences and memories you'll walk away with. So put yourself first, make yourself happy, and live it to the fullest.

What's unique about your campus?

The name is recognizable. It has a fairly good reputation somehow, and there are many internship opportunities.

What kind of person should attend this school?

If you were popular in high school, you'll fit right in. Don't forget to bring Daddy's credit card, 4 years supply of condoms and your handy dandy shot glass! Slightly insecure accepted, low self esteem a must!

Liz
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Known for it's beautiful campus and sports.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Known for it's beautiful campus and sports.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It's right on the Hudson River, and close to home.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

My advice would be to start looking at colleges early and seriously consider financial aid. College ends up to be more expensive than you expect because you have to factor in dorm items, supplies, books, travel costs, etc.

Jackie
Describe the students at your school.

18-22 year-olds who are out-going

Describe the students at your school.

18-22 year-olds who are out-going

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Figure out if you want to go to a big, small, or medium size school. Then figure out where in the country or outside the country you want to go. Next figure out what type of majors you are thinking about. Run a search for colleges on collegeboard.com. Figure out what you can afford. narrow down your list to a few colleges and go visit them. Make sure that you me the entrance requirements. Find out what extracurricular activities the school offers.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who doesn't like big cities, but wants to have things to do off campus.

Riley
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our communication and fashion programs and great. Also our basketball team does pretty well for such a small school.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Our communication and fashion programs and great. Also our basketball team does pretty well for such a small school.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Take you time and take advantage of any scholarship opportunities the may arise.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

As a transfer student in the middle of the academic year, I had a hard time adjusting because of the limited orientaion I had.

Raymond
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Marist College is a medium sized school with the career opportunities of a big school located in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Marist College is a medium sized school with the career opportunities of a big school located in the beautiful Hudson Valley.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Visit, visit, visit. There are many schools out there with great academic programs you may be interested in, pretty brochures, and prestigious recognition but it isn't until you visit the campus that you gain a sense of that "x factor" that tells you whether it's a good fit or not.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

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.

Kyle
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Always do something you like. Don't go looking for a program just to try to get a steady job when you're done. Do your rese...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Always do something you like. Don't go looking for a program just to try to get a steady job when you're done. Do your research and go to open houses/campus visits. Finding a program that suits you personally is going to make a career very easy and the truth is, you'll enjoy it too. And with both of those things, you're bound to live a happy life.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I really don't think there's anything I could have known that would have really changed anything in my college life. It took a little while, but everything started to come together very nicely half-way through my junior year.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Really, it's the fact that commuters have a very difficult time assimilating into the campus environment. People who live on campus get thrown into social situations easily, while commuters have only one small dedicated room to hang out("The Communter Lounge") and need to look desperately to find social situations to join.

Calder
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for a school that meets your needs. Evaluate whether you like a large campus, small, city, urban, or rual environment. ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for a school that meets your needs. Evaluate whether you like a large campus, small, city, urban, or rual environment. Do you want a large or small student population. Find the school that excells at your areas of interest. Does the school provide you out of class room activitites that will enrich your education. Don't be hung up with "name" schools. Almost any school, where you apply yourself will give you the education you want.

What's unique about your campus?

The school is not too large but it has enough students to make it interesting. The classes are a fair size. Academics are challenging social life is good.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

It's a beautiful campus, located on the banks fo the Hudson River. You'll get a good solid education here for a fair price. It's close to Manhattan for a weekend run into the city.

Bryan
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Alot of activities and a lot of active groups to get involved in.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Alot of activities and a lot of active groups to get involved in.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go with your gut. First visit different types of schools - Urban, Suburban, etc... - and then when you feel comfortable at one, look at a few more colleges that have a similar atmosphere. No matter where you go, you get out what you put in. At my college, I feel as though I have achieved more than many Harvard graduates but that is only because I set out to do so. Make sure there are a few professors who are great at what you want to do and go to the school that makes you feel the most comfortable. To get the most out of college, being comfortable is the most important factor and the knowledge will come with it. Although professors are there to give you knowledge, I find it more effective to take it.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Parking... there is not enough of it.

Agnieszka
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise parents and students to sit down and come up with the most important aspects they want their school to have in...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would advise parents and students to sit down and come up with the most important aspects they want their school to have in order for them to be happy. Then, using those aspects they should research and try to find a school that has as many of those as possible. In order to make the most of the college experience my advice is to be who you are and be open to all the possibilities that await you in college. Joining clubs and sports as well as community service groups will help to meet new people and allow you to make life-long friends as well as become an involved and well rounded individual. I reccommend studying abraod in order to broaden your horizons and learn about the different amazing cultures in the world. I am currently abroad - best descision of my life. College is the last stop before hitting the real world so you need to make the most of it and take the opportunity to grow as an individual into a successful member of society. Everyone says college is the best 4 years of your life so picking the right college to spend them at is essential.

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