Marist College

Campus Description

Marist College is a comprehensive institution with a strong liberal arts tradition and a national reputation for excellence in teaching and the use of technology in and out of the classroom. Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its branch campus in Florence, Italy, the College offers 46 undergraduate majors, 13 Master's programs, and 14 Certificate programs. Extensive internship opportunities for all majors allow students to gain valuable professional experience while earning college credit. Marist is home to several Centers of Excellence, including the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, the Raymond A. Rich Institute for Leadership Development, the Hudson River Valley Institute, an Investment Center, the Center for Sports Communication, and the New York State Cloud Computing and Analytics Center. More than 80 clubs and organizations and 23 intercollegiate varsity sports teams offer a wide range of activities to complement the academic experience. The College regularly attracts top scholars and other leading speakers to campus, as well as hosting popular entertainers, film festivals, and social events.

Branch Campus partnership with the Lorenzo de'Medici Institute in Florence, Italy

3399 North Rd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Toll-free 800.436.5483 or 845.575.3226
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Degrees Offered

Bachelor's, post-Bachelor's Certificate, Master's, Certificate, Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2018)


Varsity Sports: NCAA Division I: Women's: basketball, crew, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, volleyball, water polo. Men's: baseball, basketball, crew, cross-country, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field.

Intramural: Coed Sports: aerobics, basketball, cycling, flag football, softball, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball.

Clubs and Activities

Over 80 clubs and organizations offering a wide range of activities to complement the academic experience, including: Band, Campus Ministry, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Dance, Equestrian Club, Fencing, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Ski Team, Student Government, Student Unions, Theatre, Track, Men's Volleyball.

Featured Programs

The Office of Special Services provides individualized support to students with disabilities to ensure access to a complete education, to promote full independence in the academic environment and the greater society, and to increase awareness and sensitivity of the campus and community of the need of individuals with disabilities.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 5,205 (Full-time: 1,999 men, 2,873 women; Part-time: 144 men, 189 women).
Graduate (Matriculated): 898 (Full-time: 186 men, 142 women; Part-time: 292 men, 278 women)
61% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
26% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 520 – 620
SAT math range: 530 – 630
ACT range: 23 – 28
76% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
24% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American3.8%6.1%
% Asian2.9%3.5%
% Hispanic / Latino9.2%8%
% White, Non-Hispanic78%56.2%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native0.1%0.1%
% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander0.1%0%
% International / Nonresident Alien2.2%21.4%
% Two or more races2%1.7%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity1.8%3%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$33,800 per year, or $634 per credit
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$14,850 (varies based on residence and meal plan)
Room Only:
$10,480 (varies based on residence)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Freshmen Applications:
fall- First or only early decision plan closing date November 15; first or only early decision plan notification date December 15; spring- other early decision plan closing date February 1; other early decision plan notification date February 15
Transfer Applications:
fall- rolling until August 15; spring- rolling until January 15

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
February 15
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
fall- February 15; spring- November 15

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS transcript; SAT or ACT considered if submitted; 2 letters of recommendation; college preparatory curriculum recommended; essay; $50 fee.
Transfers: HS transcript; college transcript(s); SAT or ACT considered if submitted; 1 letter of recommendation; HS college preparatory curriculum recommended; essay; $50 fee.
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Scholarships for Academics; Athletics; Choral; Instrumental; Debate; Endowed Scholarships