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Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate60%
Acceptance Rate60%

About Marist College

Marist College offers students the power of a global university with the personal touch of a leading liberal arts college. Founded in 1929, Marist's 210-acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. Marist also has a branch campus in Florence, Italy, offering study abroad, bachelor's and master's degrees. At Marist, student success begins with a focus on education across many disciplines – no matter your field of study. Even if you're entering undeclared, you'll learn to think logically and creatively and to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. By the time you arrive at junior or senior year, not only will you have chosen your major, but you may also have participated in an off-campus learning opportunity, either at one of our 80 study abroad locations around the world or through the Marist in Manhattan program based at our executive center in New York City.

Marist College Overview

Marist College is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Poughkeepsie, New York. Marist College was founded in 1929 and the school now enrolls around 6,396 students per year, including 5,510 undergrads. Marist College provides housing for up to 3,485 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to Marist College for Fall 2023 is February 15. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by March 15.

Student Activities at Marist College

Are you interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Marist College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Marist College has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Marist College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Marist College on the Student Life page.

2022 Marist College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 60%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 22%
Tuition $43,900
Percent of Need Met 72.9%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,042

Is Marist College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can provide a sense of how selective a university is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better view of what Marist College offers and if it seems like the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Marist College

It is very difficult to get into Marist College. The acceptance rate at Marist College is 60%. Last year, 11,582 students applied to Marist College and 6,943 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marist College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 86% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Marist Collegereturn for the next year. 82% of Marist College undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Marist College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with Marist College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Marist College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Marist College's endowment was $416.7 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Marist College spends about $11,731 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Marist College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Marist College meets 72.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Marist College full-time are awarded $30,042 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $40,577 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Marist College.

Based on this information, does Marist College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Marist College a good school for you?

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Where is Marist College?

Marist College is located in the suburban setting of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the suburbs of Albany and New York City.

If you want to see Marist College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take New York State Thruway to Poughkeepsie, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Stewart International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Marist College and Poughkeepsie are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Marist College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marist College is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marist College is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Marist College ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 30

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Marist College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1340


Math SAT Range

580 - 680


Reading SAT Range

610 - 680

Marist College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Marist College is like? There are approximately 6,396 students enrolled at Marist College, including 5,510 undergraduate students and 886 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 48% percent are from NY and 52% percent of students are from other states.


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