#26 Best Private Colleges in New York

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, New York

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Marist College overview
Location Poughkeepsie, New York
Online marist.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Marist College overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Marist College, located in Poughkeepsie, New York, is a private liberal arts college that offers a comprehensive education with an emphasis on the integration of technology into the curriculum. Nestled on the banks of the Hudson River, Marist's scenic campus is approximately 85 miles north of New York City, affording students proximity to urban resources while maintaining a suburban campus environment. Founded in 1929, the college has since developed a rich academic tradition, currently offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable strength in business, communication, and the health sciences. Marist's campus architecture is characterized by a blend of historic and contemporary styles, with facilities designed to support both academic and residential life. The college provides on-campus housing options that accommodate the majority of its student body, reinforcing the institution?s commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive living-learning environment. Admissions at Marist are moderately selective, seeking students who demonstrate academic potential and personal achievement. While the college maintains a variety of NCAA Division I athletic teams, it is particularly recognized for its competitive programs in basketball and rowing.

In the most recent statistical year 10,966 prospective students applied, and 6,892 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,334 enrolled in the school.  5,506 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 958 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $43,900 plus fees of $660. Marist College is ranked 196 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Marist College is rated within the top 30% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 1200/1378
ACT 26/30
GPA 3.56

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Feb 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Marist College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,125
Other Fees$660
Room and Board $17,150
Budget for Other Expenses$2,000
Total One Year Cost$64,835

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$59,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

80% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Marist College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Communication 16%
Psychology 12%
Visual and Performing Arts 12%
Biology 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=192819 IPEDS survey data for Marist College.

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