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Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY 4-Year Private

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 school located in the suburban setting of Poughkeepsie, NY, less than an hour from Albany, New York City.

Founded in 1929, Marist College currently enrolls around 6,600 students a year, including 5,682 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Marist College's endowment was valued at $312,885,533 in 2021. The school spends $13,330 for each full-time student enrolled.

Admissions Facts About Marist College

Acceptance rate: 55%

Average GPA: 3.1

Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 1

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1

Marist College Acceptance Rate

Marist College is a very difficult school to get accepted to. Around 55 percent of all applicants are admitted to Marist College each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale.

In 2021, 3,818 applicants were waitlisted and 79 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Marist College a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

About 88 percent of students who start at Marist College return the next year. Out of the 1,127 students who started at Marist College as first-time freshman, 873 graduate within four years.

Around 85 percent of students who started at Marist College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 72 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $42,474 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Marist College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Marist College a good school for YOU?

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February 1 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants will be notified by April 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Marist College and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

Marist College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Marist College is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Marist College is Continuous processing.

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

Marist College ACT Scores


ACT Range

24 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


24 to 29


24 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Marist College is 27. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Marist College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Marist College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1320


Math SAT Range

570 - 670


Reading SAT Range

580 - 660

Marist College Tuition & Fees

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Cost Breakdown
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Student Life

Wondering what life at Marist College is like? There are approximately 6,738 students enrolled at Marist College, including 5,824 undergraduate students and 914 graduate students. 89% 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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