A leading liberal arts college
Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. The College is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, among others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 90 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations as well as numerous graduate programs, including fully online MA, MBA, MPA, and MS degrees.
On the banks of the Hudson River, Marist is uniquely located in a hub of culture, art, and cuisine: the Hudson River Valley in New York. Students benefit from the school's special partnership with the multinational technology corporation IBM. For decades, the IBM staff has worked with Marist students and faculty to brainstorm and try innovative technologies. One product that stemmed from this relationship is the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum website, developed jointly by Marist and IBM. Students interested in polls, politics, and the press can take part in courses, internships, and polling through Marist College’s survey research center, the Institute for Public Opinion's Marist Poll.
Marist is home to state-of-the-art facilities that allow students to gain practical, hands-on experience in their fields. In 2019, Marist installed an ESPN Teaching Control Room, where students can broadcast Marist athletics on ESPN3 and ESPN+. This advancement—along with Marist Fashion’s student-run Mporium boutique, the top-of-the-line Investment Center, and more—provides students the opportunity to gain practical, valuable experience that complements their professional goals. To get involved on campus, students can choose from more than 80 clubs and student organizations, including Greek life and student government. Student-athletes can join intramural and club sports as well as more than 20 Marist Red Foxes varsity teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.