Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
43%
Acceptance Rate
11,376
Students Applied
70%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
469
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 February 15, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other
Early Decision II Deadlines
February 1, 2020 March 1, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
44%
Out-Of-State Students
53%
US States Represented
49
Countries Represented
64
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
550
75th
660
Reading
25th
570
75th
660
3.30
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
20%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
26%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
2%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
22
Top 25%
51
Top 50%
85

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: admission@marist.edu
Admissions Telephone: 800-436-5483
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.85 Average Rating
If you are considering Marist be sure to attend a tour of campus, they are held regularly. Pack warmly for the winter season, the wind off of the Hudson is freezing in January, but the view is breathtaking. Marist is not a place to slack off, as most of the students are very smart and you will fall behind quickly if you don't try your best, but you will find that you have all the support you need if you ask for it.
Emily from Alamo, CA
Work hard in high school. If you know that Marist is 100% right for you, definitely do early decision. Your committed to Marist once you apply, but it's so much easier to get in. Marist is getting increasingly hard to get in to. I've been told in a few years Marist will be comparable to NYU.
Nicholas from New Haven, CT
Marist is not very diverse. There is the occasional person from Kenya or Madrid. Amazingly the tennis team practically composed of all international students from Germany to Brazil. But in general mostly everyone is from the tri-state area and undeniably Caucasian. Think about if you'll be cool with that.

Join clubs, intramural sports, greek life, sport teams as you like and can handle. Extracurriculars make college life enjoyable, and helps you get better housing. Also because you probably won't get to do such fun things after you graduate.

Women's Basketball is big at Marist, so much that other teams are often ignored though other teams win championships as well.
SG
In order to truly love Marist and be sure it is the place you want to be, visit campus. That is a must. Marist has a relatively small campus, and small schools are not for everyone. If you are set on coming, be sure to visit and learn the layout of the campus itself and try to attain some background on clubs or Greek life if you're interested. Almost everyone on campus is involved in different activities, and it is almost surely the best way to meet people with similar interests.
Anonymous
Find a college that fits you. Don't listen to the other places people get into or are going to. You need to find a place where you can thrive and prosper as an individual.
Samantha from Pequannock, NJ
Be sincere with your essay; tell the truth about yourself and do not worry too much about your scores. A lot of your admission criteria will be affected by your ability to handle coursework. Contact the school regularly with any questions or concerns; they are very helpful. Visit the school. The tours are actually informative. There isn't a set script for the tour guides so pick one that you believe will give you the information you want to hear. Apply on time. In my experience, with qualified candidates, acceptance is on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Bianca from Darby, PA
My advice to a prospective student is to visit as many schools as you can. This will enable you have a more comprehensive understanding of what you want in a school. When you visit schools, don't be afraid to ask questions; asking questions will help you get a sense of the culture and climate of the school you are visiting. For me, this was very important in my search!
Kaitlyn from Allentown, NJ
Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. You'll learn to fall in love with something new.
Nicole from Seaford, NY

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