Marist College Overview
Marist College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Poughkeepsie, New York. Poughkeepsie is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.
What Is Marist College Known For?
- The 2% student loan default rate at Marist is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Marist.
- In 2019-2020, 43% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Marist bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $71,226 a year. That's about 75% 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.
Marist College Rankings
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Marist.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Marist has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Marist College?
Contact details for Marist are given below.
|Address:||3399 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601|
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
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||neither required nor recommended|
|TOEFL||neither required nor recommended|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Marist?
Approximately 42% of accepted students are men and 58% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.
Can I Afford Marist College?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Marist, approximately 57% of students took out student loans averaging $9,550 a year. That adds up to $38,200 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Marist is 1.9%. 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
There are also 918 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,947 full-time undergraduates at Marist, 42% are male and 58% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Marist College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||204|
|Hispanic or Latino||615|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Marist has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 15th most popular in New York for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of Marist
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Marist College was $42,290 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Marist is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#27||#27|
|Communication & Media Studies||#66||#66|
Online Growth Rankings of Marist
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Marist College was 4.4%. This is the #1,563 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|
|Communication & Journalism||9%|
|Communication & Media Studies||6%|
|Computer & Information Sciences||3%|
|Public Administration & Social Service||5%|
|Public Relations & Advertising||22%|
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.
*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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