If you are planning on applying to Marist College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 15 and the fee for the application is $50.
Students who submit their applications to Marist College for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.
The following is an overiew of some of Marist College's admissions stats.
|Marist College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.6|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||20%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||22%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||7%|
These are the application deadlines for Marist College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Early Decision II||Yes||February 1||March 1|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||January 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 1||March 15|
Marist College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.
🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.
🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due February 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before March 1.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Marist College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
The early decision acceptance rate at Marist College is 79%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 60%. Last year, Marist College admitted 171 of the 216 students who applied early decision.
Some students apply to college early to help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it shows your interest in a school.
➡️ See a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is very difficult to get into Marist College. Marist College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Marist College accepted 60% of students, around 6,943 from the 11,582 applicants.
Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Marist College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.
It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
Marist College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.
Wondering what factors are considered by Marist College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Marist College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Marist College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Marist College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||2|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Marist College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.
Out of all students that were admitted, 31% submitted a class rank. At Marist College 20% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 81% were in the top 50%.
At Marist College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||16.35%|
|3.50 and 3.74||49.06%|
|3.25 and 3.49||30.19%|
|3.00 and 3.24||4.25%|
|2.50 and 2.9||0.16%|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Marist College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Marist College looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Marist College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 22% of Marist College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Marist College applicants, you should aim to score between 1220 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Marist College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1220, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Marist College students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Marist College students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.
To be most competitive at Marist College, you should strive to earn between 26 and 30 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Marist College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.
A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Marist College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.
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For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Marist College.
For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Marist College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Marist College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Marist College.
Does Marist College accept transfer credits?
✅ Marist College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Marist College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES
Does Marist College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Marist College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Marist College?
❌ No, Marist College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.
What is Marist College's acceptance rate?
✅ Marist College's acceptance rate is 60%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Marist College?
✅ Marist College's early decision acceptance rate was 79% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into Marist College? Marist College is a very selective institution. The Marist College acceptance rate is 60%. This means that the institution accepts 59 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Marist College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.56. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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