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Marist College Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 657 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division I-AA

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Pioneer Football League

  • Football

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $88,200)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $68,098)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 125 114 - -
Baseball 30 - - -
Basketball 15 16 - -
Football 109 - - -
Lacrosse 45 25 - -
Rowing 37 51 - -
Soccer 26 31 - -
Softball - 17 - -
Swimming and Diving 22 25 - -
Tennis 13 10 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -
Water Polo - 18 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.2%
Hispanic 5.3%
Non-resident alien 0.7%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 26.3%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 61.1%
Percent of students with disability 7%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 22
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Anonymous
  • 5
  • Freshman dorms are just like any other college dorms. It should be expected. However, after freshman year, you have a wide variety of choices in the different living styles you…

  • Dec-10-2015 Read More
  • Leah from Seaford, NY
  • 5
  • there are four options for freshman students in traditional dorms and then fabulous suite style dorms and townhouses for sophomores, juniors and seniors, allowing more freedom and independence. …

  • Feb-29-2012 Read More
  • Bianca from Darby, PA
  • 5
  • It's very important to have roommates that you connect with. I was lucky to get that when I transferred last semester. If you find you don't, housing is very understanding…

  • Jul-31-2012 Read More
  • Courtney from Denver, CO
  • 4
  • Freshmen are assigned one or two roommates before arriving at Marist. The office of housing and residential life do their best to match students up based on small quizzes taken…

  • Mar-15-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Brianna from Fishkill, NY
  • Mar-24-2017 I am a current student here

    Food could be better, but they have multiple options as well as a few Starbucks on campus. There are also plenty of places to eat near the campus.

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  • 4
  • Anonymous
  • Dec-10-2015 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is normally pretty solid if you go during the right hours. Sometimes it is completely packed, which makes for long lines and a bit of a wait. The food choices are normally good, as there are grills, salad stations, pasta stations, and various other options.

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  • 3
  • Shannen from Delmar, NY
  • Jun-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Sodexo isn't particularly my favorite, but they do offer a great variety of food. There's always pizza/grill for lunch and dinner but the food is alright.

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  • 4
  • Victoria from Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Jan-03-2015 I am a current student here

    Marist- Italy (Freshman Florence Experience): Living in Florence, Italy my Freshman year was amazing we were given kitchens to cook for ourselves. Also everyone was recommended to take the Topics in Nutrition cooking class which was taught by professional Italian chefs. I learned tons of recipes and I also have the cookbook we used in class still! We were provided with two lunch cards the had 20 meals each for the entire year. The lunch room in Italy did not have many options so I would stick with un cornetto e un cappuccino (a croissant and a cappuccino) each morning. Florence is a city, a small city compared to New York City and so it is very easy to get around just by walking. There are many restaurants located by the Duomo (cathedral located at the center of the city where tourists are located all year around). Although the best restaurants are farther from the center around Santo Spirito across the Ponte Vecchio (a famous bridge the has porticos). Marist College- Poughkeepsie, NY: There is not many restaurants in Poughkeepsie in walking distance, I would know since I have grown up in Poughkeepsie nearly all of my life. Marist College just created last year a Hogwarts style dining hall which is beautiful and offers sushi, home cooked meals which do not taste good daily, burgers and fries, stir fry, and pizzas along with desserts. The food is alright but not something I would like to eat daily. There is a Quiznos, Starbucks, McDonalds and Giacomos Pizzeria across the street from Marist College.

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  • 3
  • From a small town in PA
  • May-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Food is decent but I get tired of it because my Mom has trained me to eat very healthy compared to most college kids.

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  • 4
  • Michelle from East Northport, NY
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a few places where you can go to get something to eat, but the Dining Hall is the main location; it is newly renovated and just beautiful. The staff is extremely nice and there are a ton of food options to choose from. The Cabaret is also the other main spot, but here you'll have to pay for your food, it does not come with the meal plan.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Mar-31-2014 I am a current student here

    Don't take your mom's home cooking for granted.

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  • 3
  • Adamo from Poughquag, NY
  • Feb-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Cafe food is on par. There are also some small coffee shops and other locations to get food sprinkled across campus. The food options off campus are fairly good; across the street of the college there are plenty of food options that will fit most anyone's pallet.

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  • 3
  • Brye from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-26-2013 I am a current student here

    The new cafeteria has a great look. It looks like a grand dining hall straight out of Harry Potter. The staff is still trying to make improvements as the year progresses and at times, it is a bit annoying. A lot of construction is still being done in and around the caf. The staff is nice. The food is less than perfect but the school tries to have a big variety of food that is diverse in flavor and cultural origin.

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  • 3
  • Shannon from Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Nov-07-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is newly renovated with upgraded meal options. By newly renovated, I mean that new quiet and outdoor dining areas are still in the process of opening and the main dining room features vegan, sandwich, international, pasta, pizza, grill, sushi, salad, soup, cereal, and desert stations open in addition to the daily course options. Some foods are made to order. That being said, the hours are inconvenient for students without kitchens in their housing units. There are also several small coffee and food cafes located on either side of campus.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Michelle from East Northport, NY
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    There are sororities and fraternities here at Marist, but they don't make up the majority of campus life. If you are not part of the Greek Life you will not get judged, by the Greeks. If you have an interest in it do it, but if not that's okay too.

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  • 0
  • Brye from Chicago, IL
  • Dec-26-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek Life at Marist is pretty cool because it isn't too excessive. Every sorority and frat is welcoming, however, not very diverse because of the school's demographics.

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  • 0
  • Elizabeth from Lindenhurst, NY
  • Jun-27-2013 I am a current student here

    Join if you want, but it doesn't mean much to the students on campus. The frats are weird and the sororities don't live together or have houses ever.

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  • 0
  • Julia
  • Apr-14-2013 I am a current student here

    Getting bigger on campus but the rush process if very unorganized.

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  • 0
  • Samantha from Staten Island, NY
  • Apr-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very small here. There are only a few sororities and fraternities and they are very strict about no hazing. They're not a very large presence aside from the community service they always do and publicize.

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