Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY

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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.


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Ranked the #3 “Most Innovative School” among Regional Universities in the North | U.S. News & World Report

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Recognized as a “College That Creates Futures” and ranked among The Best 385 Colleges | The Princeton Review

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Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” | Forbes

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Fashion program ranked the #22 “Best Undergraduate Program” | The Business of Fashion

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Ranked among the top 50 schools for Game Design | The Princeton Review

Marist in Manhattan

One of the many advantages of Marist College’s centralized location in the Hudson River Valley is its proximity to New York City. Being a short train ride away, our students have the opportunity to take part in Marist in Manhattan, where they live in the city and participate in a competitive internship in their desired field for a semester. With this, our students are able to take part in all the professional and social aspects the city has to offer, including prestigious internships and faculty members who spent their careers in Manhattan honing their crafts. 

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I’ve formed strong relationships with my professors. Whether I need help with a daily classroom assignment or have a question about a paper or exam, the professors are very open to meeting and helping their students.”

    • David O.
  • “I feel a greater appreciation for Marist more now than I did my freshman year. The Hudson River is beautiful, and campus life is active and lively.”

    • Marika C.
  • “My semester in New York City in particular got me excited for what lies ahead professionally. All of my experiences at Marist have made me feel really prepared for a career in the administrative side of theatre.”

    • Quincy B.
  • “As soon as I saw the campus with its beautiful river views, it felt like home. I noticed all of the buildings and the landscaping was immaculate. Plus, I liked the fact that it was easy to switch majors.”

    • Emily Y.