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Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate63%

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 is a private, nonprofit college in the suburb of Poughkeepsie, New York. Marist College was founded in 1929. The college enrolls around 6,464 students a year, including 5,480 undergraduates.

Marist College Acceptance Rate 2022

It is very difficult to get into Marist College. In 2022, Marist College accepted 63% of applicants. Out of 10,966 applications received in 2022, 6,892 students were offered admission.

Marist College Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 63%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 77%
Average GPA 3.6
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 77%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 19%

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Marist College is located in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, near Albany and New York City.

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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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1220 - 1350


Math SAT Range

590 - 670


Reading SAT Range

610 - 690

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1350 and Above


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1220 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Marist College students is 1276. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Marist College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1220 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Marist College.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Marist College is like? There are approximately 6,464 students enrolled at Marist College, including 5,480 undergraduate students and 984 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 52% percent are from NY and 48% percent of students are from other states.


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