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Study at Marist College

Marist College is a private, liberal arts college located on the east bank of the Hudson River near Poughkeepsie, New York. It was established in 1929. The campus is spread across an area of more than 180 acres. The college offers more than 40 bachelors and masters degree programs, and over 15 certificates in many Course Topics. The college is organized into the following academic schools:

  • School of Communication & the Arts
  • School of Computer Science & Math
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Management
  • School of Science
  • School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Marist College s athletics teams compete in the NCAA Division I s MAAC Conference. Its official mascot is the Red Fox.

Profile of Marist College

Marist is located in Poughkeepsie, NY (a large suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Marist is the Master s degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in media.

Marist Selectivity

Marist does not offer open admission. The school admitted just 42% of applicants in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 540 and 630.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student enrolment

Marist had 5,727 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at the school. Marist has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Marist values student athletics, and belongs to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century. "

Marist Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management352business management, fashion merchandising, accounting
Media276 public relations, radio and television, advertising, media studies, digital communications, organizational communications, journalism, communication studies, . . .
Liberal Arts161general studies, English, political science, history, economics, Spanish language, American studies, French language
Therapy and Counseling160psychology, educational psychology, school psychology, counseling psychology
Education and Teaching150special ed, social studies teaching, math teaching, English teaching, biology teaching, Spanish teaching, French language teaching, elementary school teaching, . . .
Family and Social Work103 public administration, social work
Computer Science and Engineering78information science, information technology, computer science, computer and media applications, computer programming
Security and Law Enforcement66 criminal justice and administration
Law55 legal assistant
Science34biology, biomedical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry
Fine Arts 22fine arts, art history and criticism
Mathematics12mathematics, applied mathematics
Design9fashion design
Conservation and Resource Management8environmental science
Medical Support and Technology7clinical lab tech
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7athletic trainer
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy

Contact: Marist

Marist College

3399 North Rd

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

General Phone: (845) 575-3000


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