Impressions Of
Marist College

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Marist College

To Attend

  • “Depending on your major, it has a really high job placement rate.” [In the Class of 2017, about 98% are employed or attending graduate school.]
  • “The class size is really helpful. Most of my classes have around 25 students, and the upper-level class sizes are 10-15 students. I like that we get one on one time with professors and can build those relationships because I’ve been able to get extensions on deadlines and get into classes that were full because I knew the professor.” [Average class size is 18-26 students.]
  • “The campus is really beautiful. The school works very hard to maintain the aesthetics of the campus. On a stressful day it’s nice to see a beautiful campus.”
  • “It’s small.” [The undergraduate enrollment is about 5,000 students.]
  • “You don’t need to be in Greek life to fit in because the majority of people are not in Greek life, but if you are interested in it they have a few fraternities and sororities that will give you that experience.”

To Not Attend

  • “Poughkeepsie isn’t the safest place ever, but you know, you’re not hanging out in these bad neighborhoods at night. Just make good choices and you’re fine.” [The violent crime rate in Poughkeepsie is 84% higher than the national average while the property crime rate is 15% lower than the national average.]
  • “The weather. Given that we’re right by the Hudson, a cool breeze could come up and it can feel 20 degrees below the temperature.”
  • “Marist is still developing some of its programs. In some departments, it could seem like they still need help expanding it.”
  • “It’s not the most diverse campus.” [About 76% of the Class of 2022 is White.]
  • “Some people at Marist can be snobby, so sometimes it’s not the scene for people.” [Socioeconomically, 27% of people come from the top 5%.]
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February 2, 2023

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