Marist College offers students the power of a global university with the personal touch of a leading liberal arts college. Founded in 1929, Marist's 210-acre campus overlooks the Hudson River in the heart of the historic Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and Albany, the state capital. Marist also has a branch campus in Florence, Italy offering bachelor's and master's degrees as well as study abroad opportunities.
Recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, Time, "Barron's Best Buys in College Education," and The Princeton Review's "Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom" Marist has also received accolades for its internship and campus work opportunities, learning and employment outcomes and career development resources as well as its leadership in the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning process.
What started as a school for the training of future Marist Brothers has developed into one of the leading colleges of the arts and sciences in the nation. Today, Marist is ecumenical in character and dedicated to helping all students develop the intellect, character and skills required for enlightened, ethical and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.
Marist College is a very special place whose upward trajectory over the past several decades is matched by only a small number of colleges and universities in the nation. Our academic programs, our finances, and our campus have never been in better shape. There is a sense of dynamism and optimism about the future that is palpable. In a higher education landscape that is full of challenges, Marist is a real success story.
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.