Marist College is a private liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York. Founded in 1905, Marist was formed by the Marist Brothers, a Catholic religious institute, to prepare brothers for their vocations as educators. In 1929, Marist became accredited by the state to offer a wider range of degrees in the arts and sciences. Today, Marist offers 47 bachelor's programs, 11 master's programs, one doctoral program and 2 certificate programs in many academic disciplines.
Marist's 180-acre main campus overlooks the Hudson River and is situated along its east banks. Marist has a branch campus in Florence, Italy and offers 50 semester or academic year abroad options.
A member of the NCAA's Division I, Marist sponsors 23 collegiate sports.
Marist College offers 47 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, 11 master's degrees, and 2 certificate programs. These programs are divided between the six undergraduate schools and the School of Global and Professional Programs. The undergraduate schools are The School of Communication and the Arts, The School of Computer Science and Mathematics, The School of Liberal Arts, The School of Management, The School of Science and The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
Admission to Marist is very selective. The incoming 2023 freshman class had 49% of the 11,260 applicants accepted. The middle 50% of 2019 admitted students scored between 1210 and 1360 on the Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing sections of the SAT. The middle 50% of accepted students scored between 26 and 31 on the ACT.