Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines
Students interested in applying to Marist College typically rank in the top half of their graduating class and hold a recalculated average of 3.3 or better. The quality and difficulty level of each class is taken into account as well. Leadership qualities and high school activities are also important. Marist places the greatest emphasis on the high school transcript. SAT/ACT scores are not required. However, for applicants who choose to submit them, Marist will accept official or self-reported scores. Average scores are usually between 1200-1340 SAT/ 26-30 ACT.
The admission committee takes multiple aspects into consideration during the application review process, including your academic preparation and performance, extracurricular and leadership accomplishments, recommendations, essay, standardized tests scores (Marist is test optional), and interest in Marist. For applicants who submit SAT/ACT scores, the College will accept official or self-reported scores. We understand that transfer students often take different paths prior to coming to Marist. The Committee is sensitive to the many challenges that some of our transfer students face.
We offer visits regularly throughout the year and welcome you to come see our beautiful campus on the banks of the Hudson River for yourself. Our general information session and tour gives you the best overview of the campus and is our most popular visit program. The Admission Office is open for visitors 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday throughout the academic year. Summer hours (May 28-August 16) are 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Thursday and 8 am - 4 pm on Friday. An online virtual campus tour is available on the Marist website.
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.