Marist College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Marist College
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Marist College Admissions Overview:

Marist has somewhat selective admissions, accepting only 41% of those who applied in 2016. Students applying to Marist can use the school's application, or can apply using the Common Application. Test scores from the SAT or ACT are not required. In addition to submitting an application (either online or through the mail), interested students are also required to submit high school transcripts, a letter of recommendation, a personal essay, and an application fee. Students are encouraged to visit the campus, and should check out Marist's website for more information about the admissions process.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Marist College Description:

Marist College sits on an attractive 150-acre campus overlooking the Hudson River, midway between Albany and New York City in Poughkeepsie, New York. Founded in 1929 as a school for training Marist Brothers, the college has undergone significant change and growth over the decades. Today Marist is a well-regarded liberal arts college that earns high marks for its value, its computer connectivity, its business school and its overall academic quality. The college has a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio, and undergraduates can choose from 32 Bachelor's degree programs. On the athletic front, the Marist Red Foxes compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,569 (5,616 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 42% Male / 58% Female
  • 88% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,210
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,650
  • Other Expenses: $1,900
  • Total Cost: $52,760

Marist College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 91%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 88%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,823
    • Loans: $8,221

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Advertising, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Fashion Merchandising, General Studies, Psychology, Public Relations, Special Education

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 14%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 75%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Teams: Lacrosse, Rowing, Tennis, Track and Field, Football
  • Women's Teams: Rowing, Softball, Volleyball, Water Polo, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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