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How Well Is Marist College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Marist College was awarded 57 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is interdisciplinary studies.

Overall Quality

Marist is ranked #233 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

Marist is also ranked #25 out of 132 schools in New York.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Marist?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Marist College is a competitive 43%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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Marist College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Marist College, this ratio is 17 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Marist College is 41%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  41 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Marist College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 89% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Marist College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  89 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Marist the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 68%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  68 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Marist

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,824 undergraduates at Marist with 5,199 being full-time and 625 being part-time.

Marist Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for Marist is 80.67 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  80.67 out of 100
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How Much Does Marist College Cost?

The overall average net price of Marist is $36,170. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Marist

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$24,365 $28,998 $32,293 $34,347 $40,599

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Marist, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Marist, approximately 59% of students took out student loans averaging $9,569 a year. That adds up to $38,276 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Marist is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Marist Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Marist make around $56,900 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Marist students since it is 43% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Marist College make the most money.

Location of Marist College

Marist College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Poughkeepsie, New York. Poughkeepsie is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Marist College

Contact details for Marist are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3399 North Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone: 845-575-3000

Marist College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 42 majors graduated from Marist College. Of these students, 1,353 received undergraduate degrees and 393 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 304 $48,100
Communication & Media Studies 212 $36,600
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 95 $45,800
General Psychology 77 $32,700
Computer Science 62 $74,700
Other Psychology 61 $34,500
General Biology 56 $29,100
Accounting 54 $56,500
Criminal Justice & Corrections 54 $30,100
Interdisciplinary Studies 43 $42,000

Learn more about the majors offered at Marist College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Marist

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 1,759 students took at least one online class at Marist College. This is an increase from the 1,577 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,759 705
2016-2017 1,577 728
2015-2016 1,527 719
2014-2015 1,512 676
2013-2014 1,502 729

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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