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Undergrad Profile


Marist is a comprehensive liberal arts institution with its main campus in New York’s Hudson River Valley, in the metro-New York City region, and a branch campus in the historic city of Florence, Italy, which offers seven bachelor’s degree programs, one master’s degree in Museum Studies, and the unique Freshman Florence Experience (FFE). 

Marist is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Money magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Forbes, and the Institute for International Education’s Open Doors Report, in addition to The Princeton Review’s Best 381 Colleges for 2017 and Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom

Because of the College’s focus on technological innovation and academic exploration across all disciplines, Marist enjoys unique research partnerships with the IBM Corporation, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library, and the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies. Academic partnerships such as these offer students and faculty opportunities to collaborate with world-renowned leaders in business, history, and the environment; investigate some of the most pressing issues facing society; and offer new research and solutions. While Marist is distinguished by high-quality faculty, innovative programs, and a technological platform comparable to those of the best research universities in the world, the College maintains small class sizes, a friendly shared-community atmosphere, and a commitment to supporting the whole student through their four years of study.

Career awareness is infused throughout the academic disciplines, and Marist’s renowned internship program provides students extraordinary opportunities in a wide range of national and international corporations, media companies, the fashion industry, and nonprofits. As a result of Marist’s blending of problem-solving skills taught through a traditional liberal arts education with specialized, career-focused majors and minors, alumni have excellent employment outcomes in their field of interest and have been accepted to top graduate programs and medical and law schools around the world. In addition, Marist students have won prestigious fellowships and scholarships, including the Fulbright, Goldwater, Pickering, and Hansard.

Through its comprehensive commitment to strong intellect and character development, Marist students are well prepared to participate and contribute to the global community of the 21st century.

Visit marist.edu/admission for more information.


The Marist Florence, Italy, campus is the only US bachelor’s degree program in the city of Florence. The
partnership between Marist and the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici has truly fostered an international learning environment for students studying at Marist-LdM. Marist-LdM offers seven degrees through the Four-Year Degree Program. For students looking to begin their global education early, they may spend their freshman year in Florence as part of the innovative Freshman Florence Experience. Graduate students have the exciting opportunity to earn an MA in Museum Studies. This can be a one-year program designed to combine on-site museum study in the Renaissance center. Graduate students will complete an internship in one of many locations around the world. Finally, the Marist Abroad Program offers semester- and year-long study abroad placements in Florence during students’ junior or senior years.

By using the unrivalled opportunities that Florence, Tuscania, Rome, and Venice offer for investigating the history and cultural heritage of Italy and Europe in galleries, palaces, gardens, churches, and museums, students benefit from an education outside of the classroom in a safe, friendly environment. The Florence campus programs stimulate and develop the potential individual creativity of students, providing them not only with the technical skills but also the conceptual insights necessary for the development of artistic talent. Florence truly is a “classroom without walls.” Marist-LdM aims to integrate formal university-level learning with an emphasis on personal growth, individual engagement, and community responsibility. 

The Florence campus is a symbol of Marist’s commitment to global education; it provides students a unique opportunity to grow as world citizens. For those interested, the program offerings in Florence afford an education like no other. The Tuscan atmosphere allows Marist students to engage in a US-style classroom environment while absorbing the educational resources of a significantly historic and inspirational European city.

Visit italy.marist.edu for more information.

AT A GLANCE

Marist
AT A GLANCE

TYPE OF SCHOOL: Founded in 1929, Marist is an independent, coeducational, residential liberal arts institution.

SIZE OF CAMPUS: Marist consists of 240 acres on the banks of the Hudson River.

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: There are approximately 4,800 undergraduate students among the six academic schools at Marist.

NUMBER OF FACULTY: There are approximately 212 full-time faculty members. Marist undergraduate students benefit from a 15:1 student-faculty ratio.

COLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: Marist offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees and 12 graduate degrees within our six academic schools:
• School of Communication and the Arts
• School of Computer Science and Mathematics
• School of Liberal Arts
• School of Management
• School of Science
• School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: Marist students come from all corners of the United States and the world. Students represent nearly every state and more than 50 countries.

FINANCIAL AID: 80% of students receive federal aid from the College.

TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS: Marist has established a test-optional policy for admission. Applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores to receive consideration for admission. Non-native English speakers are required to submit either the TOEFL or IELTS exam results.


APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES:
Binding Early Decision I:  November 15
Early Action: November 15
Binding Early Decision II: February 1
Regular Decision: February 1
The Florence, Italy, campus offers rolling admission. The application fee is $50. 

Marist Italy campus
AT A GLANCE

TYPE OF SCHOOL: Marist’s Florence, Italy, campus is an independent, coeducational, residential liberal arts institution. Courses are taught in English.

SIZE OF CAMPUS: Florence campus is situated in the city center of this European city.

NUMBER OF STUDENTS: There are several hundred students studying at the Marist campus among the many academic programs.

NUMBER OF FACULTY: Marist undergraduate students benefit from a 15:1 student-faculty ratio. The faculty are international; some are based in Florence, while others are visiting from the New York campus.

COLLEGES, PROGRAMS, AND DEGREES: Marist’s Florence campus offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as opportunities to study abroad and programs for high school students.
• Bachelor of Arts in Italian
• Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design
• Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art/Art History
• Bachelor of Professional Studies in Interior Design
• Bachelor of Science in Conservation Studies
• Bachelor of Science in Digital Media
• Bachelor of Science in Global Marketing Communication
• Bachelor of Science in Studio Art
• Master of Arts in Museum Studies

GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY: Florence students come from all corners of the United States and the world. Students represent many different states, and over 25% of the student body is from outside the United States.

FINANCIAL AID: 80% of students receive financial aid from the College.

TEST SCORE REQUIREMENTS: Marist has established a test-optional policy for admission. Applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores to receive consideration for admission. Non-native English speakers are required to submit either the TOEFL or IELTS exam results.

APPLICATION DEADLINES AND FEES: Marist’s
Florence campus offers rolling admission; the application fee is $50. Portfolios are required for the BS in Studio Art and for Design majors.


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