Poughkeepsie, NY
Marist College


115 Ratings

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Recent Reviews

Shawn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a bit of a picky, technical kind of person, so my number of complaints probably far surpass my compliments but that doesn...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a bit of a picky, technical kind of person, so my number of complaints probably far surpass my compliments but that doesn't matter. The Dining Hall leaves much to be desired, faculty in offices such as Housing or Registrar could be more knowledgeable in their field, and don't even get me started on the interior design of some of these living areas! But these are just minor. What really matters is the education that is provided! That is why Marist is 4 out of 5 stars for me. From my 3 semesters of experience the truth is that these professors are great. Although I haven't taken classes in all of the different schools the teachers I have had are passionate about what they teach, and readily available to share their knowledge with the students.

Jamie
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally love it at Marist. The college is gorgeous and there is a great sense of community. There are barely any house p...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I personally love it at Marist. The college is gorgeous and there is a great sense of community. There are barely any house parties and what not, it is mostly just bars or in the dorm rooms but there are other opportunities to do things off campus like go to Broadway shows. The food is good compared to most colleges. The dorms are average, but there definitely isn't anything wrong with them. The academics are great! I feel fully prepared to enter the work force. The class sizes are small- 30 max but even that is rare. The professors and adjuncts are all very helpful and want you to succeed. They are very approachable and have office hours available.

marist
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What is your overall opinion of this school?

Juliette
4/5

Overall, a pretty good school. There are some things I would change, but I'm generally happy with my choice.

4/5

Overall, a pretty good school. There are some things I would change, but I'm generally happy with my choice.

Janice
Good School

Good National College

Good School

Good National College

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

Worst day ever: I got a big fat “no” from my dream school. And boy, did I cry. I was top of my class, president of the studen...

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

Worst day ever: I got a big fat “no” from my dream school. And boy, did I cry. I was top of my class, president of the student body, a big fish in the pond. I thought I had the world on a string and was sitting on a rainbow, and this letter of denial just crushed me. I told my parents I didn’t want to go to college anymore and that my life was over. In the end, going to my second choice was the best decision for me. I am so happy at Marist College with the education I am receiving and the friends I have made. So what I would’ve loved to tell high school senior me was that you are not the best of the best, there are always going to people who are better than you, but this should only encourage you to strive to be even better. And when things don’t work out it just means to try again or choose another path. College is for maturing, growing as an individual, and learning from others and you must be open minded in order to do so.

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

The worst part about the school is the location in the winter time. We have a beautiful campus right on the water and when it is warm it even seems majestic. But once the winter months hit, the wind start howling and it can get rather cold! Make sure to invest in a heavy winter jacket and some nice warm boots!

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is academically strong and passionate about the field they choose. The individual should also be friendly (Here at Marist we ALWAYS hold the doors for one another-- and sometimes you don't see that all colleges). Someone who learns best in an intimate learning environment should attend Marist. My largest class was 25 people and my smallest was 7; the professors actually know who you are and are always willing to work with you.

Jamie
Describe the students at your school.

At Marist, everyone is kind, funny, and fun-loving.

Describe the students at your school.

At Marist, everyone is kind, funny, and fun-loving.

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

Although the point of attending college is for the education, everyone knows how integral the friends and memories are to the experience. When I arrived at Marist, my only option for friends was to meet new people because no one from my high school was coming with me. I was very excited about this, until the first few days of school. In the beginning, it was very awkward for everyone. Despite how uncomfortable I felt, I decided to put myself out there in attempts to meet new people. After doing this for a few weeks, I developed a great group of friends that I loved to spend time with and have dinner with. If I could go back to senior year, I would tell myself that it takes effort to find friends and build relationships, but in the end it is worth it.

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

Nothing, because everyday at college there is something new to discover and experience. That is what makes it amazing.

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

I would first tell myself that money doesn't just appear out of thin air, it is so important to be smart with your money and ...

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

I would first tell myself that money doesn't just appear out of thin air, it is so important to be smart with your money and plan ahead. I should have been saving the money I made instead of spending it on unneccessary food, clothes, and video games. Had I realized the financial mountain that I would have to climb attending college, I would have applied for scholorships and saved a portion of every paycheck I recieved. Another important idea that I would reiterate to myself would be to relax, college isn't scary! It is filled with fun memories and great people. Making new friends in college isn't hard, most colleges are very accommodating towards freshman and host many meet-and-greet events. While I felt alone and scared I failed to realize that all of the other freshman were in the same position as me. Even if the idea of making new friends scares you, you'll always have your friends and family at home to help you through anything.

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

I wish I would have been more better prepared economically. I should have been applying to scholorships all through high school and I should have started saving up money a lot sooner.

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

I always brag about how beautiful the campus is and the many historic and environmental landmarks in the surrounding area. I also talk about how excited I am to take classes for my major (Game Design. Conceptual and artistic aspects) as no other college that I have looked at teaches my major the way Marist does. Lastly, both students and faculty are very kind and encouraging towards one another.

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

Marist is the only school with a Red Fox as a mascot; his name is Shooter. If you attended any other school, a common argumen...

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

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.

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

The first thing I would say to 17 year old Denise is "be proud of everything you have accomplished academically and athletically." My college experiences have been both positive and negative, and it wouldn't be fair to address the negative components only. As a senior I had the opportunity and drive to become salutatorian and captain of my cheerleading team. While transitioning into college I have struggled in both categories that I normally excel in. I began to think that my goals and dreams died. My advice to myself would be to keep striving to be great, and remember that I was put in this situation because I am capable of taking the world by storm if I am willing to work hard. I stopped being optimistic and that has changed my outlook on life as well as my capability to get back up and try again like the 17 year old Denise would. I would tell myself be prepared for the mental and physical breakdowns and know that they will make you stronger in every aspect of my life. Last but not least, I would tell denise to keep her dream alive no matter what.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind of student that should attend Marist should be someone who is either involved in, or enjoys athletics. Our school is eighty percent athletes, who either participates in competitive or intramural sports. If you are not an athletic person, you will most likely be attending some sort of sporting event to cheer on your friends.

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

It isn't just a pretty campus with nice people, it's an experience.

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

It isn't just a pretty campus with nice people, it's an experience.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

The Fashion Design Program

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

Don't take high school for granted. Take every opportunity to have fun and hang out with your friends, because soon you will have new friends in a new place. Don't wait until August to realize that you are all leaving and going to a different town, a different state, a different environment. Have absolutely as much fun as you can and don't regret anything. Go crazy. Hug your friends. Hug your mom. Give everyone who is going to forget you after high school a reason to remember you by being the nicest person you can be. College will be fun, and amazing and exciting, but it will also be a lot harder than high school. Don't get Netflix. Don't go to the vending machine at midnight. The freshman fifteen is real. Don't lose your favorite stuffed animal right before college because you will be devastated, but it won't be the end of the world. But you will make amazing friends, have amazing experiences, and become a better and more mature person by going, so make the most of it.

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