College Profile

Marist is a comprehensive institution with its 240-acre main campus in New York’s Hudson River Valley, a branch campus in Florence, Italy, extension centers throughout New York, and educational offerings worldwide through its online programs. Marist is distinguished by high-quality faculty, innovative programs, a beautiful riverfront campus, and a technological platform comparable to those of the best research universities in the world.

Marist provides students with an interactive learning environment offering opportunities to conduct undergraduate research with professors in a variety of disciplines. As a result, Marist alumni have been accepted to top graduate programs, medical and law schools around the world. Marist students have also won prestigious fellowships and scholarships including the Fulbright, Goldwater, Pickering, Newton, Freeman, and Hansard. Marist’s renowned internship program provides students extraordinary opportunities in a wide range of national and international corporations, media companies, the fashion industry, and nonprofits.

The Princeton Review named Marist one of the best 371 colleges in America and its School of Management one of the best 301 business schools in the United States and Canada. Marist’s undergraduate and graduate business programs are accredited by the AACSB, placing these programs in the top 25 percent of all institutions worldwide.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and Barron’s consistently list Marist as one of the best buys in private higher education. Marist is also rated a top college by U.S. News & World Report.

Marist enjoys unique partnerships with the IBM Corporation, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library, and the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, offering students and faculty opportunities to collaborate with these world-renowned leaders in business, history, and the environment.

Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.


6,498 Total Enrollment
5,626 Undergraduate Enrollment
872 Graduate Enrollment
1% International Student Enrollment
40% Male
60% Female
15:1 Faculty-Student Ratio
39% Faculty: Full-Time
61% Faculty: Part-Time
28 Countries Represented

English as a Second Language Program and Services

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Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?

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International Student Housing Options

Is on-campus housing available for international students?
Yes, Marist offers a variety of housing options for first year undergraduate students. International students live with traditional undergraduate students in on-campus housing. Graduate students are required to live off campus. Although transfer student housing is not guaranteed, we encourage prospective students to contact the admission office for more details at

Off campus apartments or houses are available.

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Collaborative Programs

  • Marist-IBM Joint Study
  • Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute (LdM), Florence, Italy
  • Marist offers study opportunities all over the world!

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First Year, Transfer, and Graduate Students

First Year Admission:

(1) Apply Online or (2) Download and Print Application

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  • Marist Online Application
  • Common Application
  • Complete the Counselor Recommendation and Transcript Request Form
  • Submit official copies of your secondary school transcripts
  • Forward official results of the SAT or ACT exam (if you want the Admission Committee to consider your scores, Marist is test optional)
  • Attach a personal essay
  • Send one additional letter of recommendation
  • Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee

Transfer Admission:

(1) Apply Online or (2) Download and Print Application

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  • Marist College Transfer Application
  • Submit official copies of your secondary school transcripts
  • Submit official transcripts of all colleges attended
  • Forward official results of the SAT or ACT exam (if you want the Admission Committee to consider your scores, Marist is test optional)
  • Attach a personal essay
  • Provide a list of courses currently in progress (including course numbers)
  • Send one additional letter of recommendation
  • Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee

Graduate Admission:

(1) Apply Online or (2) Download and Print Application

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  • Marist College Graduate Admission Application
  • Submission of all prior college transcripts indicating bachelor’s degree completion via Transcript Request Form
  • Complete any additional forms required by the program to which you are applying:
    • Recommendation Request Form (MA programs in Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication, Education, Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, Educational Psychology, MBA, and MPA)
    • Social and Behavioral Science Assistantship Application (for full-time students only)
  • Applicants may email their resume, personal statement, and/or essay responses (depending on program) to
  • Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee

Student Activities and Campus Life

Marist welcomes students from a rich diversity of backgrounds and cultures.  We’re committed to their success. One resource to help us achieve that goal is the Center for Multicultural Affairs, which sponsors programs and activities to help all students make a smooth transition to campus life and to help in their personal, social and cultural development. The Center also acts as a support to student groups and culturally focused clubs, such as the Black Student Union, the Asian Alliance, the International Students Club and others. Organizations such as these are not just limited to students of a particular ethnic or racial background but are rich opportunities for everyone to engross themselves in knowledge of various countries and cultures. Other clubs and organizations that are popular with our students include music and theatre groups, Campus Ministry, Student Government, intramural and club sports, media-oriented clubs such as the TV and radio stations, our student-run newspaper and magazine, gaming, anime, the business club and many more! There are also a number of academic based clubs to participate in. There is sure to be an organization that matches your interests, and if there isn’t one, you can create your own!

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Hudson Valley

Marist College


Joe Giacalone
Director of International Admission and Recruitment

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?

Cost of Attendance & Financial Assistance

Full-Time: $29,500
Per credit charge: $634
Fees: $1,765 (Includes Health Insurance)
Room & Board: $14,900

Is financial aid available for international students?
Marist offers merit based scholarships for international students.

Major Areas of Study

Arts and Humanities
Arts, Visual, and Performing
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Communication and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Counseling and Social Work
Education, Teaching ESL
English Language and Literature
Languages, Literature, and Linguistics
Law and Legal Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies
Math and Statistics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Philosophy and Religion
Physical Sciences
Public and Social Services
Science, Math, and Technology
Social Sciences
Social Sciences


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