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Marist College Overview

Located in Poughkeepsie, New York, Marist College is a private not-for-profit institution. Poughkeepsie is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Marist College Known For?

1,421 Undergraduate Awards
$47,730 Avg Cost After Aid
43% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Marist have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Marist.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 41% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, Marist bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $56,900 a year. That's about 39% more than their peers at other schools.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Marist to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

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Marist College Rankings

We have ranked Marist as #184 out of 2,320 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 149 colleges in New York, it is ranked at #23.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Marist has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#75 Best Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#131 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Marist.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Legal Support Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Other Psychology Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Legal Professions Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Public Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Communication & Journalism Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Best Public Administration & Social Service Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Marist has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Best Colleges for Interdisciplinary Studies College Factual
#33 Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies College Factual
#44 Best Colleges for Business Administration & Management College Factual
#66 Best Colleges for Psychology College Factual
#91 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#101 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is Marist College?

Location of Marist College

Contact details for Marist are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3399 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-575-3000
Website: www.Marist.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marist
Twitter: https://twitter.com/marist

How Do I Get Into Marist?

You can apply to Marist online at: www.marist.edu/admission/undergraduate/marist-online-application

Admission Requirements for Marist

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores neither required nor recommended
TOEFL neither required nor recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into Marist?

43% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to Marist. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 43%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 47%, and the acceptance rate for women is 40%.

Can I Afford Marist College?

$47,730 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Marist is $47,730. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Marist, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $9,569 a year. That adds up to $38,276 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Marist is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Marist College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,139 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 5,670 undergraduate students at Marist, with 5,139 being full-time and 531 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Marist

There are also 954 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,139 full-time undergraduates at Marist, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Marist

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Marist College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Marist Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 134
Black or African American 211
Hispanic or Latino 529
White 3,939
International Students 129
Other Races/Ethnicities 197

Geographic Diversity

New York students aren't the only ones who study at Marist College. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 61 countries are represented at Marist. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, China, and Nigeria.

Online Learning at Marist College

705 Took All Classes Online
1,759 Took At Least One Class Online
-0.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Marist. In 2017-2018, 1,759 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Marist has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 35th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Marist

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Marist College was -0.7%. This is the #2,249 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Marist regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Marist majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 3%
Business, Management & Marketing 5%
Computer Information Systems 23%
Interdisciplinary Studies 2%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 2%
Public Administration 13%
Public Administration & Social Service 4%
Public Relations & Advertising 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Marist ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Marist.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Interdisciplinary Studies #17
Public Relations & Advertising #36
Public Administration #94
Communication & Media Studies #100
Communication & Journalism #152
Computer Information Systems #184
Public Administration & Social Service #210
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #214
Computer & Information Sciences #412

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Marist College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 0 304 0 66 370
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 212 0 8 220
Computer Information Systems 11 0 37 7 42 97
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 95 0 0 95
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 89 89
General Psychology 0 0 77 0 0 77
Other Psychology 0 0 61 0 13 74
Accounting 0 0 54 0 9 63
Computer Science 0 0 62 0 0 62
Allied Health Professions 0 0 12 0 50 62
General Biology 0 0 56 0 0 56
Legal Support Services 0 55 0 0 0 55
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 54 0 0 54
Public Relations & Advertising 1 0 0 0 52 53
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 43 0 0 43
Political Science & Government 0 0 32 0 0 32
General English Literature 0 0 29 0 0 29
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 29 0 0 29
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 25 25
Social Work 0 0 24 0 0 24
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 4 0 19 23
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 22 0 0 22
Economics 0 0 22 0 0 22
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 18 0 0 18
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 17 0 0 17
Mathematics 0 0 16 0 0 16
History 0 0 15 0 0 15
Applied Mathematics 0 0 15 0 0 15
Romance Languages 0 0 13 0 0 13
Natural Resource Management 0 0 12 0 0 12
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 0 11 11
Chemistry 0 0 11 0 0 11
Information Technology 1 0 1 0 8 10
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 3 0 0 3
Special Education 0 0 1 0 0 1
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 0 1 1
Philosophy 0 0 1 0 0 1
Religious Studies 0 0 1 0 0 1
Area Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Museum Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 13 55 1,353 7 393 1,821

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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