Marist College Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (11)
I had a really positive time at Marist as an undergraduate student. I was able to participate in a lot of different clubs and community service initiatives, as well as mix with many different groups of friends. My professors were always willing to meet after hours to go over anything I needed, and really took the time to help you understand their subjects. The school is constantly improving and making better and more beautiful places to live and learn,
Undergraduate degrees do not always land you in the field you will spend your life in. While I did not know that at the time (who is just a professional Philosopher these days), the professors were amazing in challenging me and giving me skills that would apply in any field I would work in. I am now a teacher and I try to instill critical thinking to all of my students. The program was informative and taught me to analyze the world around me. After graduating, I was still able to go onto campus and use the career services department to properly design my resume. They were incredibly receptive and provided me with many tools to have an eye-catching and professional resume. I was able to land a teaching interview and job within a few months of meeting with them. Marist College, while expensive as it is a private school, was a worthwhile experience for me and definitely helped shape who I am today.
The mathematics department is small compared to others in the school. I had the opportunity to get to know my professors and still keep in touch. Take advantage of their expertise--do an independent study and take extra classes. Very helpful when applying to grad school and looking for jobs.
Overall, Marist College was the best choice of colleges for me. Nestled within two hours of New York City and the capital city of Albany, Marist was in a perfect location. Marist is a very small community of about 4,000 undergraduate students, so your professors will know who you are. There are no lecture halls on campus, so the class sizes are relatively small, which was great because you fully get to interact with other students and your professor. The Marist Criminal Justice program was rated number five in the country when I was deciding where to go. It is a very small major with five full time faculty members. One of those faculty members will be your advisor, who you will get to know very well. The professors are so well known and have connections everywhere. You are also required to do a minimum of two internships, so it pushes you to become professional and possibly even get your foot in the door for a full time job. Overall, Marist was an amazing choice of school to learn not only whatever your major is, but a great deal of other topics.
Marist College provided a small-feel college experience with top-notch professors in the field of history and education. In comparison to SUNY and CUNY schools (where I completed my masters and post-masters), Marist treated me as an individual rather than a number. I was always provided with career guidance and supports and teachers adhered to their office hours and were more than supportive along the way. Navigating the entire college experience was incredibly easy and effective and I found Marist to fulfill all of my academic and social needs.
Marist is a relatively small college that does not offer a ton of diversity. The school has a beautiful campus, although small, right along the Hudson River. While I felt it wasn't the right college for me socially, the English department was very small which allowed me to have a lot of face time and guidance from my professors, which I appreciated.
It was a very expensive first experience of freedom from life with parents and family. Many life lessons were learned the hard way, but overall and invaluable experience.
Marist was integral in preparing me for post-collegiate life. They helped me land a lot of great internships that my employers still value nearly 6 years later. That being said, Marist is not the most fun school to attend. There are only a handful of bars, the house party scene leaves much to be desired, and everyone here fits that Long Island/Staten Island/New Jersey mold.
Marist is an amazing school. Great academics and social life. One of my best decisions
The campus is beautiful, most of the teachers are great, pretty wide range of classes. Expensive school, not great parking for commuter students. Commuter students feel left out of activities as well