The Hancock building at Marist College

What Is Marist College?


Marist is an independent comprehensive liberal arts college with an enrollment of 4,300 full-time undergraduate students from 39 states and 7 countries. Founded in 1929, Marist offers 32 major fields of undergraduate study and 10 graduate degree programs.

Marist is included in the Princeton Review’s guide to the top colleges and universities in the U.S., The Best 368 Colleges, placing Marist in the top 15 percent of all institutions of higher education in the United States. Marist is ranked among the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide, is listed by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as one of the country’s “100 Best Buys in College Education,” and is also listed in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education.

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