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Marist College

Poughkeepsie, NYwww.marist.edu
Marist College is a small private school with Catholic roots that sits on the picturesque banks of the Hudson River. With about 5,000 undergrads, Marist allows students to enjoy a sense of community without everyone knowing each other's business. Students live on campus in housing by class year, so it's easy to form a group of friends early on. Classes are mid-sized with a student-faculty ratio of about 17:1, and professors encourage in-class participation as well as out-of-class discussion. Though the school isn't officially affiliated with the Catholic Church or the Marist Brothers anymore, religion still plays an important role in daily life, with many students getting involved with campus ministries. Other popular extracurriculars include student government and a student-run TV station. Fraternities and sororities have a presence at Marist with seven chapters, but they don't dominate the social scene. Students stay entertained with school-sponsored concerts, comedians, and activities. Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is a friendly college town, and Manhattan is just a train ride away. For even more adventurous students, Marist hosts retreats at nearby destinations and offers a unique study-abroad experience at its satellite campus in Florence, Italy.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$57,300
% of students who get any grants
77%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$39,000
Average price for low-income students
$22,950
admissions
Acceptance rate
43%
Median SAT/ACT Score
NA/NA
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
5,404
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
97%
% of need met
67%
% of students who get merit* grants
28%
Average merit grant
$9,085
student success
Graduation rate
84%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$25,850
Average salary within 3 years
$54,000
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
35%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
Feb 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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