Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 6,569
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 10%
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 3,176 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Marist College is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 11,087 applications and only 4,545 students were granted admission. Marist College is at the #39 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Marist College's tuition was $34,550 for all students regardless of residency (29% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of Marist College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 15% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,305 (which is 2.2% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Marist College in 2016-2017, was 723, which is 60% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,503 (which is 6.6% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Marist College has enrolled a total of 6,569 students (5,259 students full-time and 1,310 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,569 students, 157 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 42% men and 58% women and 5,616 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 953 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 719 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 71%

Hispanic: 9%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%

Black/African American: 4%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Asian: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Marist College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Legal Professions And Studies 24% 132
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 13% 73 0
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 13% 70 0
Social Sciences 4% 24
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 4% 22 8
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 18
Psychology 3% 14
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 3% 14 0
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 14 0
Education 2% 10

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Marist College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Marist College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $43,700. Last year, out of the total 1,531 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,439 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,132 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,961 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $43,700 $54,700
Employment Rate 94% 92%
Total Graduates 1,531 2,132

Campus Location

Similar Colleges

Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
Gallaudet University
Washington, DC
Assumption College
Worcester, MA
Bentley University
Waltham, MA
Emerson College
Boston, MA
Simmons College
Boston, MA
Springfield College
Springfield, MA
Rowan University
Glassboro, NJ
Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ
Canisius College
Buffalo, NY
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY
Le Moyne College
Syracuse, NY
Manhattan College
Riverdale, NY
St Bonaventure University
Saint Bonaventure, NY
Lebanon Valley College
Annville, PA
Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA
University of Scranton
Scranton, PA
Bryant University
Smithfield, RI
Providence College
Providence, RI

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Marist College.

Vassar College
3.3 mile away
Mount Saint Mary College
15.1 mile away
Bard College
20.6 mile away
Yeshivas Maharit D'Satmar
29.4 mile away