At Marist, you receive a student-centered education in liberal arts combined with the pre-professional training you need to excel in a global community. The College offers flexible programs of study, countless hands-on learning experiences, one-of-a-kind academic resources, and unique partnerships like the IBM Joint Study, Marist Poll, and Center for Civic Engagement and Leadership. With locations in the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Florence, Italy, Marist is an excellent place to live and learn.

Got questions? Want to schedule a campus visit? Contact us. The Marist admission staff is here to help you.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Design
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Community Service
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Your talents, skills, and personal experiences are what set you apart and make you unique. We are test optional; however, for students who choose to submit SAT/ACT scores, we accept official or self-reported scores. Students interested in applying to Marist typically rank in the top half of their graduating class and hold a recalculated average of 3.3 or better. We place an emphasis on your high school transcript. 

Application Deadlines:

  • November 15: Early Decision (binding) and Early Action
  • February 15: Early Decision II (binding) and Regular Decision


The admission committee takes many aspects into consideration during the application review process, including your academic preparation and performance, extracurricular and leadership accomplishments, recommendations, essay, and interest in Marist. We are test optional; however, for students who choose to submit SAT/ACT scores, we accept official or self-reported scores. We understand that transfer students often take different paths prior to coming to Marist, and the admission committee is sensitive to the many challenges that transfer students face.

Additional Information

At Marist, you'll make great friends, learn about yourself and the world, grow in all aspects of your life, and have fun! And we'll be there to support you along the way. Whether your passion is community service, playing sports, Greek life, student government, or music and the arts, you’ll find other students who share your interests.

About half of all Marist students study abroad because they have amazing experiences. It’s no wonder Marist has the #1 ranked Study Abroad program in the U.S. With more than 70 programs all around the world, students can fit study abroad into every major and academic program we offer.

You know that a college education helps you fulfill your professional aspirations. But how will you pay for it? Marist provides more than $105 million in grants and scholarships, and offers many aid packages to help make a high-quality education at a top-ranked College accessible.
  • Academic merit scholarships range from $10,000 to $25,000 per year – that’s up to $100,000 for qualifying students!
  • Specialty scholarships are available for history students and emerging leaders.
  • Need-based scholarships help Marist students pursue internships, study abroad, and other extracurricular learning opportunities that may have added costs.
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Visit us

The best way to experience Marist is to see it for yourself! We invite you to visit our beautiful riverfront campus at your convenience. Our most popular program is the general information session and student-guided tour. This provides you the best overview of the campus, and access to our admission counselors to have your questions answered. The Admission Office is open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year and most weekends to welcome visitors. 

An online virtual campus tour is available on this page.

Everything I hoped to find in a college when I was in high school… I found at Marist. Research and mentorship opportunities from top faculty, connections with alumni for the job-hunt, and most importantly: a campus that feels like home.

Spencer Hogan, Honors Program, Economics/Finance double major, History minor, Class of 2020
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School location

3399 North Rd
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, United States of America

Phone number

(845) 575-3226