Marist College Reviews

  • 22 Reviews
  • Poughkeepsie (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $44,560
73% of 22 students said this degree improved their career prospects
77% of 22 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 2/20/2020
  • Degree: Business Analytics
"Some schools struggle to create rigorous online programming, but not Marist. I loved that Marist's graduate degrees are available fully online, but still make me feel like I'm learning all the time. My professors are always available to discuss my work and offer assistance on the material. The Business Analytics Certificate is already helping me improve my career and increase my marketability."
Robert Bornn
  • Reviewed: 5/9/2019
  • Degree: Spanish
"I double majored with Spanish and Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Overall, I would have to say my experience at Marist was amazing! I loved every second of both my degree programs. To start the communications degree was both challenging, but fun. The professors at the time were all awesome. I found that I could come to a number of them for any reason and they would be there to help me out. It helped that Marist had small classes. Therefore, most professor knew all of their students and were better able to connect with them. The Spanish professors were the same. They were more than just professors, they were role models and mentors. They are people I still talk to today and seek counsel and advice from. Almost all of my professor from both my programs are people I know I could still call today and they would be able to help guide me in my work. My college other than my degree programs was also amazing. I love being involve with clubs and organizations on campus. I enjoyed every second of my college career both in the classroom and outside the classroom. The activities and resources on campus were amazing. Between the intramural sports, the gym, cafes, dining halls, the river area, and so much more it was always a great time. Not to mention the views of the river and the beauty of the Hudson River in the fall and spring are breath taking. I would recommend Marist College to anyone who is looking for a fun, beautiful campus, with a close-knit community."
Patricia Schneider
  • Reviewed: 7/7/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Marist College is a beautiful college along the banks of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, New York. I was honored to have been accepted and attending for four wonderful years. As a student athlete, I was able to enjoy learning and competition. My undergraduate degree is in a discipline different to my field of work. However, the degree is supported by some of the best facility that truly cares about it's students. The academic challenges are real and support by the facility and facilities for higher education. I was honored to be part of this community and look back on my time at Marist College as a gift."
Morgan Lynk
  • Reviewed: 6/26/2018
  • Degree: Psychology
"The education I received while attending Marist College was diverse, comprehensive, and individualized. The small class sizes allow professors to tend to different learning styles while still covering a broad range of information, and they make it easier to connect with fellow students."
sabrina frances
  • Reviewed: 12/3/2017
  • Degree: Economics
"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,"
Jeremie Hittenmark
  • Reviewed: 3/15/2017
  • Degree: Philosophy
"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."
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Mathematics
"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."
Rachel Danko
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2017
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"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."
Joseph Pesqueira
  • Reviewed: 3/3/2017
  • Degree: Teaching
"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."
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Business
"It was a good place to get a good education and make lifelong friends."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: English
"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."
Fley Not Yet
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Communications
"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."
  • Reviewed: 10/13/2015
  • Degree: Fashion
"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."
  • Reviewed: 9/29/2015
  • Degree: Business
"Marist is an amazing school. Great academics and social life. One of my best decisions"
  • Reviewed: 8/4/2015
  • Degree: English
"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"
Erin Tyrol
  • Reviewed: 4/3/2015
  • Degree: School Psychology
"I enjoy the Marist College masters program in school psychology. I find myself learning a large amount of information and, due to my previous experience in the schools, I know that this information will be useful to me in my future as a school psychologist. I find the content of the courses to be challenging but informative. The professors are working towards helping us become the best school psychologists possible. They emphasize that it isn't all about the grade, it's about what we learn and how we use that knowledge. This is a great program and I believe that I will graduate knowing all I will need to know to be a successful school psychologist."
Stephanie Litton
  • Reviewed: 3/22/2015
  • Degree: History
"This graduate program in Museum Studies is a collaboration between Marist College and Lorenzo de' Medici Institute in Florence, Italy. To get to study museums in a city like Florence is an incomparable experience. We are being taught by museum professionals who are currently or have been in this field. The behind-the-scenes knowledge we are gaining through these professionals, museum tours and lectures is like none other. We now have valuable connections through the networking opportunities of this program. I am grateful for the opportunity to have had this wonderful experience in an amazing place! I have no doubt that I will be able to pursue my dreams because of Marist College and Lorenzo de' Medici Institute!!"
Eric Pagliari
  • Reviewed: 2/10/2015
  • Degree: Computer Science
"There are many pros in my graduate program such as most classes only consists of less than 30 students so interaction with the teacher is constant, unlike other schools who can have large lecture classes consisting of over 100 kids. Office hours of teachers are also really good, so if you need to meet your professor after class it is not that hard to schedule. There are not really any cons I can think of."
Caitlin Rogers
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2014
  • Degree: History
"While the main campus is located in Poughkeepsie, New York I am receiving my Master's of Arts in Museum Studies at the Marist Italy Branch in Florence, Italy. This program is relatively new and certainly has growing pains. This one year accelerated master's program includes a thesis and an internship. The pros of this program include the opportunity to be taught by museum professionals in museum settings (i.e. running a museum exhibition) and the fact that a thesis and internship can be written about anything museum related and completed anywhere in the world. Plus, being taught in some of the greatest museums in the world, in a beautiful country.The cons include getting used to the Italian educational system and the ever changing schedule that comes with working with museum professionals."
Jessica Miller
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2013
  • Degree: Secondary Education
"The Marist College Graduate program in education leaves the student on their own to complete their schedule and work their way through their courses with little to no assistance. I was left to deal with ensuring I graduated on time because the advisors messed up my schedule twice and I almost had to pay for a third year of school. If you like independence then this program is for you!"