Marist College

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 areas of study. 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.

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Marist College
3399 North Rd
Poughkeepsie , NY 12601
General Phone: (845) 575-3000

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Marist Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management369business management, accounting, fashion merchandising
Media255communication studies, media studies, journalism, radio and television, digital communications, organizational communications, public relations, advertising, communication and journalism, ...
Therapy and Counseling164psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, educational psychology, mental health counseling
Family and Social Work163public administration, social work
Liberal Arts162American studies, French language, Spanish language, English, general studies, economics, political science, history
Education and Teaching145special ed, secondary teaching, English teaching, math teaching, science teaching, social studies teaching, biology teaching, chemistry teaching, French language teaching, ...
Computer Science and Engineering84information technology, information science, computer science, computer and media applications
Science64biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, chemistry
Law57legal assistant
Security and Law Enforcement55criminal justice and administration
Fine Arts41fine arts, art history and criticism
Design14fashion design
Mathematics7mathematics, applied mathematics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6athletic trainer
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech

Number of programs and degrees for Marist in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,15550
Master's degree32012
Postbaccalaureate certificate349
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years282
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years571

Marist Student Body

In 2007-2008, Marist had a total enrollment of 5,727 students (5,331 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 84%
Graduate 16%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 5%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 15%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 35%
20-21 34%
22-24 10%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York53%
New Jersey21%
New Hampshire1%

Marist Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %

Marist Room and Board (2007)

Marist offers campus housing for 3,053 of its 5,331 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Poughkeepsie, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Marist Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal530620
SAT Math540630
SAT Writing540630
ACT Composite2327

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT91%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT30%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Marist Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,596
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,596
Room and board $ 10,730
Room charge $ 6,910
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,820
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 1,825

Financial Aid:
Marist participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 276500)

Marist Faculty

Marist has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3228
Non-tenured and not on tenure track3931

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year1*0*
Assistant professorcalendar year0*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$96,3467$95,496
Associate professoracademic year33$73,16928$71,507
Assistant professoracademic year49$60,35737$61,864
Lectureracademic year25$56,63118$52,495
No academic rankacademic year3$36,3676$36,400
All faculty totalacademic year122$66,00996$63,781

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Marist Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Independent Northeast Region
Basketball Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Baseball Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
Track Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports60104164

Marist Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Fashion Merchandising

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Fashion/Apparel Design

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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What Sets Marist Apart:

% of degrees in media
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Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Marist Number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 10%Marist Dorm rooms per full-time student
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Marist Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Number of students
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Marist Number of students
% of degrees in therapy and counseling
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 15%Marist % of degrees in therapy and counseling
% of degrees in computer science and engineering
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 18%Marist % of degrees in computer science and engineering
Student SAT scores
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Marist Student SAT scores
% of degrees in family and social work
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Marist % of degrees in family and social work
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Marist % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
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checked Option to study abroad
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