Marist At A Glance
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and Open Doors Report, among others.
Ranked a Top 50 “College That Creates Futures,” we like to say our numbers have names and our facts have faces, because at Marist we believe in a personalized education. A college experience that’s grounded in the liberal arts with an emphasis on pre-professional training, and where students tailor their living and learning experiences to what sparks their passions and prepares them for lifelong success.
By The Numbers
- 47 Bachelor's programs
- 59 Minor's programs
- 14 Master's programs
- 1 Doctoral program
- 7 Advanced Certificate programs
- 8 Certificate programs
- 225 full-time faculty lines
- 329 adjuncts
- 16:1 student to faculty ratio
- 6,464 total student population
- 5,475 traditional undergraduates
- 989 full-and part-time graduate students
- 58% female; 42% male
Student Clubs and Organizations
- 80+ clubs and organizations
- NCAA Division I (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference - MAAC and Pioneer Football League - PFL)
- 23 intercollegiate varsity sports teams
- 18 club teams
The Students Behind The Numbers
Top 50 “Colleges That Create Futures”
Marist is consistently ranked among The Princeton Review’s Top 50 “Colleges That Create Futures.” Learn how Jana's college experience landed her a dream job and ensured women's empowerment remains prevalent for future Marist students.
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#1 for Study Abroad
As assessed by the Open Doors Report, Marist study abroad leads the nation and is ranked in the Top 10 institutions for a variety of categories. Learn how Nicole had the opportunity to connect with her heritage while pursuing an advanced liberal arts program in the Dominican Republic.
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#5 for Best Academic Reputation
According to U.S. News and World Report, Marist is ranked #5 for Best Academic Reputation in the region. Read how Prateek, a double major and international student, chose to study at Marist with goals of making a difference in his home country.
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Top 25 Nationally
The Princeton Review surveyed students on satisfaction with their school, and Marist was ranked in the Top 25 nationally. Discover how the IBM Joint Study program lead to Kaylin transferring to Marist and establishing the Marist chapter for the National Society of Black Engineers.
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#4 Most Innovative School
According to U.S. News & World Report, Marist ranks as the "#4 Most Innovative School." Learn how Matthew's research on Hudson River pollutants commanded an audience with members of Congress.
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Top Fulbright Producer
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently identified Marist as a 'U.S. Student Top Producer'. Read how Shivani, a Fulbright recipient, was given the opportunity to study youth volunteerism within the palliative care sector in India.
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Marist is regularly included in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance on its 'Best Values in Private Colleges' list. Discover how Ellie was able to integrate her passion for the environment with her academic studies for intellectual exploration.
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Additional Rankings & Distinctions
Best Institutions for Undergraduate Education
As recognized by The Princeton Review, Marist is featured in The Best 388 Colleges for undergraduate education.
Money Magazine's "Best Colleges"
Marist is one of Money Magazine's 'Best Colleges' in the nation, defined as the 623 four-year U.S. colleges and universities that deliver the most value—that is, a great education, at an affordable price, that prepares students for rewarding careers.
Best College in the Region
U.S News World Report ranks Marist the 11th Best College in the Regional Universities (North) classification.
"America's Top College"
Forbes magazine ranks Marist on its list of "America's Top Colleges."
Military Friendly School
Marist has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, which publishes G.I. Jobs, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse
Leading College for International Education
Marist College is again among the nation’s leading colleges and universities for international education, according to the Open Doors Report from the Institute of International Education
Marist’s Fashion Program was one of 10 colleges and universities in the world named one of the "Best Colleges That Are Shaping The Future Of Fashion" by Forbes. The premier industry publication Business of Fashion has released its Global Ranking of Fashion Schools and Marist College is top-ranked in the following categories:
Marist's School of Communication & the Arts is ranked as the "Best School for a Degree in Digital Media" by Study.com
Games and Emerging Media
The Games and Emerging Media program was lauded by The Princeton Review as one of the top gaming design programs for undergraduates. Marist has earned this ranking each year since 2016. The list ranks top college programs for video game design based on institutional survey data, including academic offerings in game design, faculty credentials, and career outcomes.
MBA Central's "The 20 Best New York Online MBA Degree Programs" placed Marist as the top online MBA program in New York. Marist's online MBA program was additionally ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Education Program,” and Fortune Education recently named Marist College’s fully online MBA program as one of the Best Regional Online MBA Programs in the Northeast.
Marist's online Bachelor’s degree program in Professional Studies was ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Education Program” rankings for 2023.