About Marist College
Marist at a Glance
Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 384 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (8th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.
Marist College Mission Statement
"Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century."
The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.
- 47 Bachelor's programs
- 11 Master's programs
- 1 Doctoral program
- 12 Certificate programs
- 232 full-time faculty lines
- 348 adjuncts
- 16:1 student to faculty ratio
- 6,657 total student population
- 5,037 traditional undergraduates
- 958 full-and part-time graduate students
- 58% female; 42% male
- 80+ clubs and organizations
- NCAA Division I (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference - MAAC)
- 23 intercollegiate varsity sports teams
- 11 club teams
- $191.5 million/FY2017
Institutional Rankings & Distinctions
School of Communication & the Arts