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; a location in Midtown Manhattan; and a 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 for excellence 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 being featured in The Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges for 2020 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 of 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 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 blend 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 fields of interest and are accepted to top graduate programs and medical and law schools around the world. In addition, Marist students have won prestigious fellowships and scholarships, including Fulbright, Gilman, Goldwater, Hansard, and Pickering.
Through a 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.